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15 Pitt students were named Gilman scholars

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The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program announced its latest winners, including 15 University of Pittsburgh Students. The Gilman scholarship supports undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants with up to $5,000 as they study abroad.

Pitt’s latest winners and their destinations are:

  • Danijel Babic, a senior in the Swanson School of Engineering studying mechanical engineering (Germany)
  • Isabel Brovender, a senior in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences majoring in rehabilitation science (Italy)
  • Chandler Byers, a senior studying politics and philosophy in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (Jordan)
  • Michelle Chung, a senior in the School of Nursing (Switzerland)
  • Jia Colon, a senior majoring in history in the Dietrich School (Denmark, Germany and Greece)
  • Maria Cortes Flores, a junior studying marketing in the College of Business Administration (France)
  • Valentina Gomez, a junior studying emergency medicine in SHRS and the Dietrich School (India)
  • Jamisha Jacobs, a senior in the College of General Studies majoring in natural sciences and Spanish (Spain)
  • Tyler Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering in the Swanson School (Italy)
  • Kira Klein, a senior in the David C. Frederick Honors College and the Swanson School studying civil engineering (Italy)
  • Betty Kromah, a senior majoring in social work in the School of Social Work (South Africa)
  • Stacey Ngo, a senior in the Frederick Honors College and Swanson School studying chemical engineering (Italy)
  • Vanessa Pratt, a senior majoring in marketing and supply chain management in the College of Business (Australia)
  • Natalie Schwarzwalder, a senior majoring in emergency medicine in SHRS (India)
  • Brandon Torres, a senior in the Dietrich School studying anthropology (Belize)

The David C. Frederick Honors College’s Office of National Scholarships recruits and supports Gilman recipients through each step of the extensive scholarship application process. All students at Pitt can take advantage of the scholar mentors’ services providing expert feedback on application essays, coaching through mock interviews and networking with faculty who can provide applicants with effective recommendation letters.