The Gilman Scholarship is a prestigious award for students going abroad, and Guerlina Philogene (’24) is among 17 of UConn’s students earning this important recognition. She is a dual degree student enrolled in German Studies and Management Information Systems, and she will be spending the upcoming year in Tübingen. The Gilman project she will pursue there is to “create a video blog in German with English subtitles showcasing events and daily life in Germany to be incorporated into EGL and German Club presentations.”
The Gilman Scholarship is congressionally funded through the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the State Department. The funding supports broadening student participation in study abroad programs and encourages travel to diverse locations around the globe, along with intensive language study and internship experiences.
“We are thrilled to see our campus outreach efforts and student advising for the Gilman scholarship result in this level of success,” says Valerie Jenkelunas, Experiential Global Learning (EGL) advisor and community liaison specialist. “We had a total of 21 students apply from UConn, and 17 were chosen for awards between $3,000 and $5,000. This surpasses the statistical average of applicants awarded nationally”
With more than 13,000 applicants from over 450 colleges each year, the Gilman Scholarship program is a highly competitive scholarship. Approximately one in four applicants are selected to receive the scholarship.
For more information about the scholarship and all recipients from UConn please read the UConn Today article.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch – Congratulations, Guerlina!!!