Students awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Aug 17, 2020

Two CCBC students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad in 2021. Imani Stewart and Jagatvir Singh both received the maximum award of $5,000. They plan to use their awards to study abroad in a Spanish university program that offers courses in business and Spanish language.

Stewart, a CCBC Business major and talented artist with a 4.0 GPA, plans to use the award to support her pursuit of multinational accreditation in accounting and also to provide her with new perspectives and inspiration for her work in the visual arts.

A trilingual Business major, Singh looks forward to studying alongside European and other international students to develop his knowledge of international business and business law and to gain core skills in Spanish, which will be his fourth language.

The Gilman program is one of the U.S. Department of State’s initiatives that aims to increase U.S. student participation in education abroad. The program awards scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding undergraduate Pell Grant recipients who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study abroad.

Many CCBC students are eligible to apply for Gilman scholarships to support their participation in study abroad or, if travel restrictions persist, in virtual or other U.S.-based cross-cultural learning experiences that offer similar outcomes. With the Gilman scholarship, study abroad can become extremely affordable and even free. Students can visit or email to learn more.

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