6 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman Scholarship Program for Winter/Spring 2019 Study Abroad
- Office of Scholar Development
- Thursday, May 30th, 2019
(Top row, L to R: Maxis Bryant, Meg Dillingham, Carolina Escobar. Bottom row, L to R: Adrianna Jakel, Gabrielle Metcalf, Dimond Shelton.)
This year, 6 WKU students were offered Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for winter/spring 2019 study abroad.
Maxis Bryant of Cub Run, is the son of Melissa and Gary Bryant and majors in journalism. He studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Spring 2019.
Meg Dillingham of Bowling Green is the daughter of Catrice and Chris Dillingham and majors in biochemistry. Due to U.S. State Department policy, she declined the Gilman Scholarship to study in Kenya.
Carolina Escobar of Bowling Green is the daughter of Edzon and Sandra Escobar and a 2019 graduate in elementary education. Due to program changes, she declined her Gilman Scholarship for international student teaching in Barcelona.
Adrianna Jakel of Highland, Illinois, is the daughter of Julie and Brad Jakel and is a 2019 graduate in special education and elementary education. Due to program changes, she declined her Gilman Scholarship for international student teaching in Barcelona.
Gabrielle Metcalf of Bardstown is the daughter of Elizabeth and Thomas Metcalf and is a 2019 graduate in elementary education. Due to program changes, she declined her Gilman Scholarship for international student teaching in Barcelona.
Dimond Shelton of Cromwell is the daughter of Kathy and Todd Shelton. Due to U.S. State Department policy, she declined a Gilman Scholarship to study in Kenya.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Gilman Scholarship has enabled more than 25,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds, including ethnic minorities, students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematic, and students with disabilities, to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad since 2001. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.
Students worked with staff in the Office of Scholar Development and the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning to prepare their applications and find the best academic program abroad to fit their goals.
About the Office of Scholar Development: The Office of Scholar Development is committed to helping WKU students in all majors and degree programs develop the vision, experience and skills to be independent, engaged scholars. OSD welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in nationally-competitive scholarships.
About the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL): SAGL serves the WKU community by engaging students, faculty and staff in diverse, educational and cultural experiences through faculty-led, exchange, consortia and other study abroad opportunities. For information about the Office of Study Abroad, visit www.wku.edu/studyabroad. The office can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-5334.
Contact: Melinda Grimsley, (270) 745-5043.