National Scholarship Winners Explore Abroad

Brianna Cole and Kellie Shea in country

Photo at left: Brianna Cole (right) and friend celebrating Carnaval in Gualehuaychu, Argentina; Photo at right: Kellie Shea (center) and classmates at the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg

In December, five UNH students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund their study abroad trips this semester. This highly competitive national program offers awards of up to $5,000 per student for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Scholarships are awarded to U.S. undergraduate students who receive Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university.

Two of the five UNH recipients are students in the College of Liberal Arts. Junior political science/international affairs dual major Brianna Cole is exploring Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is studying at the University of Belgrano. Honors student Kellie Shea is a junior Russian/international affairs dual major studying in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Gertsen Institute.

Read about their experiences in the International Educator.


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