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9 Pitt students were named Gilman Scholars

A black street light with a University of Pittsburgh banner sits in the foreground in front of the Cathedral of Learning.

Nine University of Pittsburgh students have been named to the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which supports undergraduates receiving Pell Grants as they study abroad. Awardees go through a rigorous selection process and receive up to $5,000 to intern or study in another country and develop their leadership skills. 

This year’s Pitt winners and their destinations are:

Gilman recipients were recruited and supported by the Office of National Scholarships, housed within the Frederick Honors College. The office is open to all Pitt students and offers personalized mentoring as they tackle the scholarship application process. Scholar mentors provide expert advice and feedback on application essays, coach students through mock interviews, host preparation workshops and guide students in cultivating recommenders who can produce effective reference letters.