Three SMU students, all from Texas, will study in Asia and the Middle East this summer after winning Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. They are among more than 250 American undergraduate students from 140 colleges and universities across the United States to receive the prestigious awards, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Gilman Scholarships are given to two-year and four-year university and college students who receive federal Pell Grants and wish to study overseas or participate in a career-oriented international internship for academic credit. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study-abroad or internship program costs.
The 2016 SMU recipients are:
- Sadie Donnelly, a sophomore from San Antonio majoring in creative computing, will study with C3-in-Japan, SMU’s new summer program run by the Meadows School of the Arts’ Center of Creative Computation.
- Emely Villeda-Principe, a senior University Honors Scholar and Meadows Scholar from Garland majoring in creative computing, will also study with C3-in-Japan.
- Syed Rizvi, a junior from Dallas double-majoring in political science and human rights, will attend a Berlitz Arabic Studies program in Manama, Bahrain.