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Four USC Students Receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad


The Education Abroad Office is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: Caleb Bullard, Deborah Bagwell, James Hepburn, and Grace Lee. These four students have received a combined $17,500 from the scholarship program to study abroad for the Spring 2017 semester.

  • Caleb Bullard, a senior International Business major, received $2,500 from the Gilman scholarship program to study at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Grace Lee, a junior Marketing and Management major, received $3,000 to study at Sogang University in South Korea.
  • James Hepburn, a junior Mathematics major, received $4,000 to study in Budapest, Hungary at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
  • Deborah Bagwell, a senior International Studies major with an Islamic Cultures Studies minor, received the maximum amount that the Gilman scholarship provides, $5,000, plus an additional $3,000 for studying Arabic, which is considered a critical language. She will be attending SIT’s Modernization and Social Change program in Amman, Jordan.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship aims to support U.S. citizen undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including, but not limited to those with high financial need, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students going to non-traditional destinations, students attending community colleges, students pursuing fields of study underrepresented in study abroad, students of non-traditional age and students with physical challenges.

For information on the Gilman program and how to apply, visit the website at For information on other scholarship and education abroad opportunities, visit the USC Education Abroad Office’s website.


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