SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University students Liliana Ramos and Jonathan Manning, who are studying in Africa this summer, have been selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad costs.
Ramos, a junior psychology major from Naches, Washington, is studying in Zambezi, Zambia. Manning, a senior biology major from Conifer, Colorado, is studying in Chimfunshi, Zambia. The students are among 1,100 American undergraduates from 358 colleges and universities nationwide selected as Gilman scholars.
The Gilman Scholarship program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is offered to students who will be studying or interning abroad. It aims to diversify scholars and give them an experience that will prepare them for important roles in the workforce.
The program is named for retired New York Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman and established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Rep. Gilman served for 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee, and was an advocate for study abroad.