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Students scoop record number of study abroad scholarships

August 18, 2009 -- SF State students have been awarded a record 31 Gilman scholarships to study abroad in the 2009-10 academic year, ranking the University as the top recipient among all U.S. universities.

Photo of a montage of foreign postcardsBased on both need and merit, Gilman International Scholarships support students of limited financial means and those from diverse ethnic backgrounds by defraying the cost of studying abroad. SF State has a strong track record of sending diverse students overseas.

"Among our Gilman scholarship recipients we have a lot of students from households that speak another language in the home, students who are first generation college students, individuals who have gaps in their education history and students who will be the first in their communities to spend time overseas," said David Wick, study abroad services coordinator in SF State's Office of International Programs.

Gilman scholarships also encourage study abroad in non-traditional countries such as those outside of Western Europe. This year's recipients at SF State include an art major who will study in Korea, an anthropology major who will study in Ghana and a creative writing major who will study in Mexico.

For more information about Gilman International Scholarships, visit www.iie.org/Gilman/

-- Elaine Bible


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