Brown '13 Awarded Study Abroad Scholarship
April 2, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Institute for International Education (IIE) recently announced
an additional recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship, Genesis
Brown of Detroit, Mich.
A junior International Business major, Brown was awarded a scholarship for her current
semester of study in China. The scholarship includes funds for a Critical Language
supplement for the study of Chinese.
Earlier in the year, four other Illinois Wesleyan students were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship. Recipients included sophomore nursing majors Amanda Magallon of Round Lake Beach,
Ill. and Cassie Mellen of Murris, Ill., junior psychology and business administration
major Max Polisky of Deerfield, Ill. and junior biology major Emily Wechter of Park
Ridge, Ill. According to Director of the International Office Stacey Shimizu, these
are the most awardees Illinois Wesleyan has had in one semester.
Noting that international experience is both rewarding and a substantial financial
investment, the Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support undergraduate students
in their study abroad endeavors and encourages them to choose non-traditional study
abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New
This year, over 2,300 scholarships were awarded through a competitive selection process.
The program is funded by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is
sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department
For additional information, contact Stacey Shimizu at (309) 556-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kristin Fields, '12, (309) 556-3181, email@example.com