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Bui ’21 and Syed ’19 Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad Doan Bui ’21 and Hashim Syed ’19 have won Gilman Scholarships to study abroad.

Gilman Scholarship

Doan Bui ’21 and Hashim Syed ’19 have won Gilman Scholarships to study abroad.

The scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the program is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Syed will take an intensive Arabic course this summer at the Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco.

“I have been taking Arabic at W&L for the past three years. Dr. Edwards, my Arabic professor, encouraged me to apply for a study abroad program to further develop my language skills and gain experience and exposure I wouldn’t have access to here,” said Syed.

Bui will take a German language and culture course this summer with IES Berlin.

Doan “is a great example of a student who, while juggling a double major and minor, still managed to find an opportunity to study abroad,” said Cindy Irby, study abroad adviser. “It is exciting to see an engineering student take advantage of both the STEM and language opportunities that Berlin has to offer!”

The Gilman Scholarship Program, named for retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, seeks to diversify the kinds of students who study or intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates.