Gilman Scholarship Recipients
Jan. 18, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Three Illinois Wesleyan University students are among the recently
announced recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for studying abroad during
the spring semester.
Junior Christine Gawron, Hispanic studies major from Chicago, received $4,000 to study
with SIT in Bolivia on their Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change program.
Sophomore nursing majors Gisel Lopez, from Northlake, Ill., and Callie Phipps, from
Steger, Ill., each received $4,500 to study in Spain as part of the IWU Spain program.
The Gilman award is awarded thorough a competitive application process to Pell Grant
recipients wishing to study abroad. The award is meant to enable students with limited
means to have an international experience.
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
More than one in two Illinois Wesleyan students study or travel abroad through the University's programs in Barcelona and London, 300 affiliated programs
and May Term travel classes. For additional information contact Director of the International
Office, Stacey Shimizu at (309) 556-3181.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org