Six Miami students named Gilman Scholars

Collage of the 8 Gilman students

Photo collage created by Jason Barone, CAS

Six Miami University students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences this spring and summer. The combined total awarded to these students is $28,500.

Two other Miami students were named as alternates for Summer 2021.

Recipients of the Gilman Scholarship represent 307 colleges and universities across the United States who will study or intern in 87 countries through the end of 2021. Fewer than 1000 scholarships were awarded nationwide.

Global Initiatives extends our congratulations to Miami's newest Gilman Scholars!

Studying Abroad in Spring 2021

Anna Moellenbeck

Majors: International Studies and Political Science
Program: USAC Uruguay: Spanish Language, Agribusiness, Viticulture and Gender Studies in Montevideo

Maxwell Rattner

Majors: Business, Interactive Media Studies, and Media and Culture
Program: Luxembourg Digital Innovation Semester

Sinait Sarfino

Majors: Diplomacy and Global Politics and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Program: Korea University Exchange Program

Studying Abroad in Summer 2021

Alexia Harding

Majors: Individualized Studies and Psychology
Program: University of Georgia's Animal Behavior in Australia and New Zealand Program

Cassidy Waldrep

Majors: Zoology and Neuroscience
Program: Miami University Summer in Spain

Kathryn Yurek

Majors: Zoology and Critical and Classical Languages and Cultures
Program: Miami University Intensive Japanese Language Program

Summer 2021 Alternates

Rachel Lamberti

Major: Psychology
Program: Global Experiences Internship UK

Trévon Mathews

Major: Professional Writing
Program: Miami University Literary London

Learn More

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship program at Miami, please contact Karla Guinigundo, Director, Global Partnerships.

About the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent 33,000+ Gilman Scholars of diverse backgrounds to 151 countries around the globe. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.

The late Congressman Gilman, for whom the scholarship is named, served in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee. When honored with the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Medal in 2002, he said, “Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views but adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).