Two W&L Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate student recipients.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program announced its latest round of recipients for this academic year. Two students were accepted from Washington and Lee University.
Jack Evans ’25 will study at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and Hadley Foulk ’25 will study at St. Andrews College in Scotland in Winter Term 2023.
“I’m so proud of all our Gilman applicants this year for putting in the time and emotional energy to assemble a competitive application,” said Matthew Loar ’07, W&L’s director of fellowships. “We know that study abroad can be a transformative experience, and I can’t wait to hear how Hadley and Jack enjoy their time in Scotland and Poland.”
Award recipients can study and intern abroad during the spring, summer, fall, winter or academic year term. Four W&L students were awarded the Gilman Scholarship during Spring Term 2022.
Foulk is a global politics and philosophy double major with a minor in environmental studies at W&L. Her research focuses on diplomacy, environmental policy, corporate sustainability and lobbying.
Evans, an Eastern European and Russian studies and global politics double major at W&L, said he feels grateful.
“I see being awarded this opportunity as recognition that I’ve chosen the right path in my pursuit to study,” said Evans. “I am grateful that the Gilman Program sees the value of my endeavor and has faith that I’ll be able to do good things with this scholarship.”
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program started in 2001. Since its inception, more than 130,000 applications have been received, and over 36,000 scholarships have been awarded to students participating in study abroad programs and internships around the world.
“I’m grateful to Washington and Lee for making it possible for me even to have an opportunity like this,” said Evans. “Without the university’s resources and generosity, I would never be able to take part in such a prestigious program.”
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 they visit by offering up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients. The scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education administers the program.
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