Brad Crofford, SNU alumn and former recipient of the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, remarks on the scholarship’s lasting impact:
“My summer in Benin confirmed my love of Africa and interest in a career in public service. I am now pursuing a master's degree in international studies at the University of Oklahoma to pursue this path. By financially enabling me to spend a summer interning at a US embassy, the Gilman Scholarship played a key role in affirming this calling."
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.