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CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

TAMPA, Fla. -- Grace Jean-Pierre of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the summer 2013 semester. She will be studying Spanish language and Argentine literature with the USF Imagining Argentina program. Jean-Pierre is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

Jean-Pierre is a junior double majoring in English and behavioral healthcare. She hopes to pursue a career as both a literature teacher and a psychotherapist after serving in the Peace Corps in a Latin American country. She is currently a tutor for K-12 students in the Urban Scholars Outreach Program.

The Office of National Scholarships identifies, recruits, and mentors high achieving students to apply for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. The scholarships and fellowships are for creative, motivated, and academically strong students who are leaders in and out of the classroom.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. Recipients of the scholarship have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies -- making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector. All recipients are required to carry out a Follow-on Project to share information about the Gilman program within their university and community.


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