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Six UofSC undergraduates offered Gilman scholarships

Natalia Chiang Brena, Victoria Halsey, Stella Strength, Iuliia Tsilimbaeva, Anne Tumlin and Johan Willem van Rosevelt have been offered Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships following the fall 2021 application cycle.

Why it matters: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers study abroad funding for students who otherwise might not have the opportunity due to financial constraints. In a time when global travel can be both costly and uncertain, the program provides support for students seeking meaningful international experiences.

Who they are:

  • Natalia Chiang Brena is a junior Capstone Scholar majoring in political science with a law and society minor. She is currently studying in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Victoria Halsey, a sophomore Honors College student, is currently studying in Seoul, South Korea. She is an international studies major and psychology minor who hopes to pursue a career in international human rights law.
  • Stella Strength is a junior studying international business and economics with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the Honors College and a McNair Scholar, as well as a UPS Global Scholar. She is spending spring 2022 in Madrid.
  • Iuliia Tsilimbaeva, a senior Spanish major and business administration minor, is also studying abroad in Madrid to prepare her for a career as a medical interpreter.
  • Anne Tumlin is a junior Honors College student and McNair Scholar. As a computer science major and business administration minor, she plans to pursue a career as a researcher or developer with a global tech company. She is currently studying in Seoul.
  • Johan Willem van Rosevelt is a sophomore in the Honors College studying abroad in Mongolia. He is a double-major in international studies and marine science.

The Education Abroad Office and National Fellowships & Scholar Programs work together to provide support and application resources for Gilman applicants. For more information about the Gilman and other national competitions, contact National Fellowships & Scholar Programs.

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