Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Three Grinnell College students have received federally-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support study abroad during the spring 2013 semester.Gilman Scholars

The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The three Grinnell students and their programs are:

  • Samanea Karrfalt, a third-year anthropology and German double major, is from McKean, Penn., and will study at the Humboldt University in Berlin. At Grinnell, she is a student adviser, a member of IndepenDance, and works with the Alumni Relations office. Post-graduation, she hopes to become a Fulbright scholar and pursue a Ph.D. in German.
  • Lana Mahgoub, a third-year psychology major with a concentration in neuroscience, is from Arlington, Va., and will study in Denmark. At Grinnell she is a Posse scholar, president and founder of the Karaoke club, president of the Muslim Student Association, a student adviser to her peers, and she helps to build relationships with parents and alumni to raise money for Grinnell's Pioneer Fund. After Grinnell, she hopes to attend graduate school to pursue a psychology Ph.D.
  • Emily Nucaro, a third-year sociology major with a concentration in global development studies, is from Urbandale, Iowa and will study sustainable development in Quito, Ecuador. A National Merit Scholar at Grinnell, she has worked with Habitat for Humanity through AmeriCorps and as an Anna Beal intern with the Nature Conservancy. After graduation she hopes to work in development, possibly with the Peace Corps.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.