Fifteen Loyola University Maryland students will be awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – a record for the University.
“Loyola University Maryland is proud of our 15 Gilman Scholarship winners, who are all very talented and dedicated students,” said Terre Ryan, PhD, associate professor of writing and director of the National Fellowship at Loyola, which provides mentoring for the Gilman Scholarship. Huh. Applicant. “Reputed individuals deserve this extraordinary opportunity to study abroad, gain perspectives from diverse cultures, and grow into Ignatian citizens ready to serve in this changing world.”
Gilman Scholarship Award winners include:
- Esther Agyeman Badu, ’23, Interdisciplinary Head in Information Systems and Data Analysis; Destination: Auckland, New Zealand, Fall 2022. In
- Avinash “Avi” Ali, ’23, finance major with a minor in political science; Destination: Paris, France, in May 2022
- Louis Cuoco, ’24, Business Economics and Finance Double Major with a minor in Spanish; Destination: Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Fall 2022. In
- Dulce Diaz-Alvarenga, ’23, History major with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies
- Sophie Ernst, ’24, Forensic Studies Major; Destination: Thailand in autumn 2022
- Olivia Howley, ’24, Asian Studies and Global Studies major with minors in Chinese; Destination: Singapore in the fall of 2022
- Hazra Jalil, ’23, political science major with a minor in environmental and sustainability studies; Destination: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Spring 2022. In
- Nevaeh Lopez, ’24, major in Asian Studies and Global Studies with minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies; Destination: Hirakata, Japan for the 2022-23 academic year
- Meredith Little, ’24, speech-language-auditory science major; Destination: Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2022. In
- Jack McCormick, ’23, theology major with a minor in business; Destination: Amsterdam, Netherlands, spring 2022 . In
- Principal Writing with Jenna Miller, ’23, Theater Minor
- Ifoluwa (Ife) Olukemi, ’23, Interdisciplinary major in Philosophy and Psychology; Destination: South Africa in the fall of 2022
- Julia D. Smith, ’24, speech-language-auditory science major with a minor in special education; Destination: Cork, Ireland, in spring 2023
- Greer Soules, ’23, Head of Business Administration with a Focus in Marketing
- April Varela, ’24, Head of International Business; Destination: Madrid, Spain, spring 2023. In
Every Loyola student has expressed a desire to live and study abroad to immerse themselves in different cultures, study other languages, and gain valuable skills and experience that will benefit their future careers.
“During my time abroad, I look forward to exploring Denmark and traveling to other parts of Europe that I’ve always wanted to see,” Little said. “Abroad I have a goal to experience as much as I can.”
“Studying abroad and teaching in Amsterdam during the spring semester will broaden my understanding of the world and allow me to interact with others with a whole new mindset,” McCormick said.
“This experience will teach me a lot about myself and how I can be a better person in the world. I look forward to immersing myself in Spanish culture and getting a new perspective on the world,” Soles said.
These 15 scholarship recipients add to the growing number of Loyola students who have received awards in past years.
About Gilman Scholarship:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships reduce the financial burden for exceptional US undergraduate students who study or intern abroad. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Education through its office in Houston, Texas.