Two St. Cloud State University students will be studying abroad spring semester with help from the Gilman Scholarship Program.
Aleshia Weiss, Hugo, and Olabisi Ewumi, Blaine, are among the about 800 students from 335 colleges and universities across the United States to earn the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholars each earn up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad costs.
Weiss is an elementary education major who will be studying in South Africa at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Ewumi is an information systems major who will be spending a semester at Universitat Politècnica de València in València, Spain. He also earned a $2,000 International Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship.
Both students will do a follow up project to give back to the community using their experiences from studying abroad.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants to help undergraduate U.S. students of limited financial means pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. It is administered by the Institute of International Education and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.