Number of Gilman Scholars Places St. Edward's among Top 10 Universities
This past fall, five of the university's students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad opportunities. These results rank St. Edward's among the top 10 universities nationwide in terms of the number of Gilman Scholars, placing us alongside institutions such as the University of California–Berkeley, New York University and Penn State University.
Students at St. Edward's have a long tradition of enhancing their college experience by studying abroad. The scholarships — ranging from $2,600 to $5,000 — are highly coveted. Each year around 2,000 students apply, but only 350 are selected.
Meet this year's scholarship recipients:
Jesus Beltran, '07
Major: Latin American Studies and International Relations
Randi Butler, '08
Major: English Literature
Erik Ferchill, '07
Major: History and International Relations
Sara O'Hearn, '07
Major: International Relations
Destination: United Arab Emirates
Monica Saldivar, '07
Major: International Business and Spanish
You can learn more about the many study abroad opportunities available to your student through the Office of International Education, which can help find the perfect program and plan a trip. Or, check out one of the Campus Ministry's international immersions, which focus on serving communities worldwide.