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Guzman ’16 and Cervantes’ 16 Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Cristina Cervantes
Cristina Cervantes
Nancy Guzman
Nancy Guzman

Jan. 27, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University students Nancy Guzman ’16  (Cicero, Ill.) and Cristina Cervantes ’16 (Schiller Park, Ill.) are the recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to study abroad during the spring semester of 2015.

Gilman scholarships are awarded thorough a competitive application process to Pell Grant recipients wishing to study abroad.

Guzman, an international business and German double major, is studying abroad in Berlin under the IES Berlin Language and Area Studies program.

Cervantes, an international studies and business double major, will be studying abroad in Shanghai in March, under the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Accelerated Chinese Language program.

“I know I am going to love every minute of it while I am there,” said Cervantes. “Right now, I am still trying to mentally convince myself that this is not a long-awaited dream anymore. It is finally a reality.”

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

By Mallika Kavadi ’15