Eight MHC Students Win Gilman Scholarships

By Charlotte Kugler ‘14

Eight Mount Holyoke students have received awards from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program that will support their study abroad in the 2012-2013 academic year.

The MHC recipients are: Kim Fielding FP ‘13, who will study in Denmark; Candy Gonzalez ’14, France; Erika Onusseit ’14, Northern Ireland; Crystal Reed ’14, the Netherlands; Callie Renner ’14, the Czech Republic; Abigail Robbins ’14, Germany; and Kassandra Torres ’14, the Dominican Republic. Glori Croft ‘14 also won a Gilman Scholarship to study in Beijing this summer.

The scholarships offer financial assistance through grants for U.S. undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad, based on the premise that international study will better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.