Students Earn Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Thu, 2013-12-12 09:49 am

Tracy Pa ’15 and Isaiah Tyree ’15 have been awarded federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the spring 2014 semester.

  • Tyree is a history and psychology major from Taos, New Mexico. He will study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Tyree is involved in soccer and track. He plans to pursue a career in counseling and is considering serving in the Peace Corps after graduation.
  • Pa  is a sociology major with a concentration in East Asian studies from San Francisco, Calif. She plans to study at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, in order to continue her education in the Japanese language and feed her passion for Japanese literature. She is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and is conducting a research project on Asian-American literature.  After graduation, she plans to travel and volunteer abroad for a few years, before returning to the United States for graduate school.

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 in which they study by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Doug Cutchins, assistant dean and director of post-graduate transitions, is Grinnell’s campus representative.