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USF student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

TAMPA, Fla. -- Clifton Garrison of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad and intern in China during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying Chinese language and culture with USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 2 program and is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

Garrison is a senior majoring in mathematics and minoring in Chinese. He hopes to go to law school after graduation and work on issues in international law. Garrison has been abroad to China before on USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 1 program, and has volunteered with Bulls Service Breaks and the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas County.

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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