Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships

January 27, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Two Illinois Wesleyan University students, Brad Tieche and Frank Alonso, have received scholarships that will help offset their Spring 2009 semester study abroad expenses.

Tieche, a senior accounting major from St. Charles, Ill. who will study in Barcelona was awarded a $3,500 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.

Alonso, a junior psychology major from Elmhurst, Ill. who will study in Japan received a $5,000 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia Scholarship (Freeman-ASIA). Freeman-ASIA is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

For additional information about the Gilman Scholarship or the Freeman-ASIA Scholarship visit

Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181