Honors Leah Carver named 2020 Gilman Scholar

Four Appalachian students have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in 2020. Honors junior Leah Carver, a biology major with a concentration in ecology, evolution, and environmental biology, is one of them. Carver will travel to Uganda to work with  Conservation Through Public Health and work to protect endangered mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the surrounding villages. Click here to read the full story "Appalachian announces first Gilman Scholarship recipients of 2020" by Terri Lockwood, University College

Honors students among recipients of the Gilman Scholarship at Appalachian. Two of the four students awarded the Gilman Scholarship for the summer of 2019 were Honors students, Haley Davidson and Ilya Wang.  Davidson, a senior exercise science major minoring in Spanish traveled to Peru to study medical Spanish and fieldwork in community medicine. Wang, a senior global studies major minoring in food and nutrition and Chinese, traveled to conduct a research internship in Madagascar to assess maternal dietary habits and breastfeeding patterns. For the full story on the summer 2019 Gilman Scholarship awards for Appalachian, click here to read the full story by Joanie Andruss, Nationally Competitive Scholarships

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 (or $8,000 including the Critical Need Language Award) for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and Federal Pell Grant recipients at two-year or four-year institutions.  The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 and is also now available for child dependents of active duty military personnel who receive any type of Title IV Financial Aid to study or intern abroad.  

Gilman Scholarship applications are now open and applicaitons are due on March 3, 2020.  

Published: Feb 7, 2020 12:08pm