UW-Parkside Student Wins Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Published: May 10, 2023

Ashli Rose Earns Scholarship to study at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand

Ashli RoseKenosha, Wis.- University of Wisconsin-Parkside student Ashli Rose has earned a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand during the Spring 2024 semester. Rose is majoring in environmental studies with a minor in economics and a concentration in policy. She is from Racine, WI.

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State provides students with up to $5,000 in aid towards study abroad program costs. This competitive national scholarship attracts thousands of applications each year and requires students to submit an essay outlining how study abroad will benefit them as well as their home communities.

The Gilman program, which is implemented by the Institute of International Education, “enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.”

Rose is grateful for the unique opportunity that the scholarship has afforded her. “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. Due to my financial constraints, I did not think study abroad was possible for me, but thanks to the scholarship, it is now a reality,” Rose explains. “The most exciting aspect of my trip will be immersing myself in a different culture and meeting new people,” she added. Rose is the second UW-Parkside student to win the Gilman Scholarship in the past two years.

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students to participate in both study and internship abroad programs. The scholarship allows U.S. students to gain experience with different languages and cultures. The Gilman Program expands the student population that is able to study abroad by alleviating some of the financial burden that may otherwise deter students from participating in the opportunities.  The program enables students to travel to a wide range of countries.

Nearly 3,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. To learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship,click here.

For more information about the study abroad program at UW-Parkside, please click here.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.

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Derek Fye
Communications Manager
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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