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Seven Loyola students receive Gilman Scholarship, setting a University record

Loyola University Maryland

July 9, 2021


Seven Loyola students receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a University record for students awarded the scholarship in one year. The 2021 recipients include Angel Aubourg, ’22, Esther Agyeman Badu, ’23, Katherine FitzGerald, ’23, Christina Renée Gambrell, ’23, Julia Koller, ’23, Isis Ariana Santoni Morro, ’23, and Jacqueline Raquel Pineda, ’23.

Now in its twentieth year, the Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and aims to support students of limited financial means who might not otherwise participate in an international program to study or intern abroad in a diverse array of countries and regions around the globe.

“I am delighted to see how much our students value international experiences,” said Maiju Lehmijoki Wetzel, Ph.D., who works closely with Loyola students applying to national fellowships. “The success of our Gilman scholars shows that these students have reflected deeply about their commitment to experience global cultures. They have made studying abroad an integral part of their lives as individuals and as emerging professionals.”

“I also believe that our seven recipients demonstrate that they are surrounded by a community of learning that encourages and guides students to reach for their highest aspirations,” said Wetzel. “They are not alone in their dedication to see the world; they are part of a like-minded community.”