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Baruch College Students Study Abroad with Gilman International Scholarships

Baruch College students from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Zicklin School of Business received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the Winter/Spring 2019 semester. The five students will use their scholarships to study in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Peru, and Spain.

“Once again, the talents, drive, and ambition of Baruch students are recognized and rewarded with a prestigious international scholarship,” said Valeria L. Hymas, Deputy Director of the College’s National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising. “The Gilman international Scholarships will provide the students with exceptional student abroad experiences that will significantly contribute to their professional development as global leaders and influencers.”

The Gilman Scholarship, named after former Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman of New York, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and grants awards up to $5,000 to apply towards study abroad or internship program costs. 

Meet Four Gilman International Scholars

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Sumaiya Hassan (’20) B.B.A. International Marketing, Zicklin School of Business

Destination: Spain

“I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to study and live in Spain. Being able to experience a different educational system will better prepare me to achieve my goals. I hope to strengthen my skills by becoming more adaptable, self-aware, and culturally ambiguous.”

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Hanjie Kuang (’20) B.B.A. Marketing Management, Zicklin School of Business

Destination: Japan

“The Office of National and Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships worked with me to make sure my application was competitive. I felt supported throughout the entire process having the help of Valeria Hymas, the director of the department, to provide feedback and keep me on track.”

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Wendy Lei (‘20) B.A. Graphic Communication, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Destination: Hong Kong  

“The Gilman Scholarship gives me the opportunity to explore a new culture through a social and academic lens. Taking business courses abroad is the best complement to the art courses I take at Baruch. My time in Hong Kong will allow me to develop the skills and mindset needed to work in a foreign environment in the future.”

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Scarlett Rodriguez (’20), B.B.A. Economics, ZIcklin School of Business

Destination: China

“My long-term goal is to serve as a corporate lawyer and I am hoping that the Gilman scholarship will allow me the opportunity to understand another culture apart from my own. I am excited to learn more about China, from seeing first-hand the very complex and detailed architecture to tasting genuine Chinese cuisine.”

Now Open: Gilman International Scholarship Application

According to Hymas, Gilman International Scholarship applications for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019/YA 2019-2020 are now open.  The deadline for both applications is Tuesday, March 5 at 11:59 pm (CST).

“We encourage all students to pursue the numerous scholarship and fellowship opportunities that are available,” said Hymas. “Our office is here to provide information to students and help guide them every step of the way during the application process.”

Visit Baruch’s Office of National and Prestigious Fellowship Advising to find out more.


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