Students win $25,500 in scholarship money to study abroad

Seven UCSC students who will be studying abroad in fall 2010 through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) were awarded a total of $25,500 in scholarship money from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program. The recipients are Eric Arce (Spain), Kathy Bravo (Italy), Jacob Broder (Netherlands), Angelica Caudillo (Chile), Meghan Lefkowitz (Spain), Amber Michalson (Chile), and Genevieve Pourzan (Hong Kong).

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. This international study is intended to prepare U.S. students for an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray study abroad costs such as program tuition, room and board, books, transportation, insurance, and international airfare.