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Four students awarded scholarships for study abroad


Several Miami University students have received scholarships for study abroad in spring and summer 2010: Jessica Adnani-Forghani and Esther Wheeler received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship; Abigail Laudick received the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Study Programs Scholarship; and Mikaella Ashley received the John E. Bowman Travel grant from CIEE.

Adnani-Forghani, a junior political science major and Middle East and Islamic studies minor from Fallston, Md., also received a Critical Need Language Scholarship for a total award of $8,000 to study at the American University of Cairo, Egypt, during spring semester.

Wheeler, a sophomore microbiology and biochemistry double major and neuroscience minor from Convoy, received one of the first Gilman Summer Scholarships to study at the University of Jordan in Amman during the summer 2010 session.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Adnani-Forghani and Wheeler are two of 850 undergraduate students to receive the Gilman Scholarship for spring or summer 2010.

Laudick, a sophomore international studies major and anthropology minor from Galena, received $2,000 for study at the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain, during spring semester.

Ashley, a sophomore international studies major from Cincinnati, received $1,000 for travel to study at the University of Jordan in Amman during the spring semester.

For more information about study abroad scholarship programs, go to the office of international education Web site.


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