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Two students receive Gilman International Scholarship

May 16, 2022

Two students from Southeastern Oklahoma State University have been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Taylor Grubbs, a junior history major in the honors program, will receive  $5,000 to attend the International Summer School at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, this summer, where she will take a 3-week course on the History of Christianity in Scotland. She is a graduate of Boswell High School.

And Rebecca Vinson, a sophomore psychology major in the honors program, has been awarded $4,000 to participate in Southeastern Honors’ short-term study abroad program Intercultural Studies in Greece next spring. Vinson is a graduate of Marietta High School.

Earlier this year, SE accounting major Jordanna Morris received the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in France.

Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch is the Honors Program Director and Gilman Scholars Advisor.

The recipients of this prestigious scholarship are American undergraduate students attending 536 U.S. colleges and represent 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These Gilman Scholars will study or intern in 91 countries through April 2023.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 34,000 Gilman Scholars from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories have studied or interned in more than 155 countries around the globe.

The late Congressman Gilman, for whom the scholarship is named, served in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee.