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CAS student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

TAMPA, Fla. -- Lazaro Silva of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying international law at the University of Exeter. Silva is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

Silva is an Honors College junior double majoring in criminology and sociology. He hopes to go to law school and work as a lawyer and human rights advocate. While at USF he has been involved in research about juvenile justice. Silva has also been a Resident Assistant, Student Mentor and University Ambassador.

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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