Four Allegheny College Students Take Studies Abroad with Gilman Scholarships

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Aubrey Miller ’23
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Natalie Davidson ’22

Earlier this year, four Allegheny College students were awarded U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. The recipients are Aubrey Miller, Natalie Davidson, Bethany Allen, and Khadra Jeylani. Students use Gilman scholarships to fund all kinds of study away opportunities, from short-term Experiential Learning trips to full academic years in countries around the world, including India, China, Italy, the U.K., and all over Latin America.

“In the past decade, almost two dozen Allegheny students have been able to study abroad thanks to the Gilman scholarship and more than half of those have come in just the past couple of years,” says Professor Patrick Jackson, assistant dean for fellowship advising. “I would encourage any student who is eligible to apply for a Gilman and any student thinking about applying to reach out to me to talk about how to approach the application.”

  • Bethany Allen ’22 is an economics and French double major. She is currently studying abroad in Paris, France, where she is perfecting her French and will participate in an internship program for the last half of her stay.
  • Natalie Davidson ’22 is an environmental science and sustainability and political science double major. She plans to participate in an internship and gain a better understanding of the lives of immigrants and refugees within the United States.
  • Aubrey Miller ’23 is an international studies major with a focus in East Asia and a Mandarin Chinese minor. From Littleton Colorado, Miller intends to study in South Korea at Yonsei University in Seoul.

The Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security).