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Five Receive Gilman Scholarships

07/17/13

By Rosanne Pellegrini | Chronicle Staff

Published: Feb. 17, 2011

Five Boston College students, rising juniors and seniors, are participating in study-abroad programs this summer and fall — traveling to such destinations as Europe, Africa and Latin America — through prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

One student, English major Maurice Jackson ’14, was selected for a summer award to study in Paris. Four others will study abroad during the fall semester: Connell School of Nursing student Sabrina Caraffa ’15, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador; political science major Ericka Cruz ’15, Rhodes University, South Africa; sociology and biology major Sophia Trinh ’15, University of Glasgow, Scotland, and Lynch School of Education student Angela Jung ’15, L’institut de Langue et de Culture Française, Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris. A sixth student was awarded, but declined, a scholarship.

As part of the application process, students are required to submit a follow-up project proposal, for completion on campus when they return from their international study programs.

 Christina D. Hatzipetros, assistant director for International Development in BC’s Office of International Programs, hailed “the continued success” of BC students in winning Gilman scholarships.

“It is wonderful to see the positive impact of their follow-up projects on campus. Gilman scholars have contributed interesting research, insightful blogs, photos, served as panelists and volunteered at orientation meetings,” said Hatzipetro.

Read the full text of this story at http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/pubaf/news/2013-may-jun/gilman-scholarship.html