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GSU Student Receives Gilman Scholarship


GSU student Dana Solatka was recently awarded $3,000 from the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in South Korea this summer. The Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

“I have always wanted to travel abroad. And when I say always I mean always,” says Solatka. “My grandmother would tell me stories about my late grandfather. About how he served our country during the Korean War, how he could speak Polish, English, and Korean, and how he was lucky enough to travel the world. I could not wait until I was old enough to do something similar. Receiving The Gilman gives me the privilege and honor to experience the same culture my grandfather experienced many years ago. I am extremely excited to study in South Korea this summer.”

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The application period happens twice a year in October and March. For more information, click here or email Amy Schoenberg