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4 students earn Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Four UNL students have been named Gilman Scholars. The awards will allow the students to study abroad.
Four UNL students have been named Gilman Scholars. The awards will allow the students to study abroad.

Four students at UNL have been named Gilman Scholars and will each receive scholarships of up to $5,000 to study abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program seeks to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. It is a highly competitive scholarship; with more than 2,700 applications received, just under 900 were awarded to students this year for spring 2012.

UNL’s 2012 recipients are:

— Kelleen Browning, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Browning will study German from January through July through the UNL program at the Deutsch in Deutschland Institute in Berlin. She is in the UNL Honors Program and is a junior in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

— Raina Keel, Lincoln. Keel will study February through June in the International Studies Abroad Language, Culture and Economics program in Brazil. She is a junior majoring in fisheries and wildlife in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Spanish in the College of Arts and Sciences.

— Thomas McHale, Cambridge. McHale will study January through May at the University of Botswana in Gabarone, Botswana, in the Council on International Educational Exchange program focusing on Community Public Health. He is a senior in CASNR majoring in biochemistry.

— Karina Pedroza, South Sioux City. Pedroza will study February through May in the International Studies Abroad Spanish, Business and Latin American Studies program at the University of Belgrano in Argentina and the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru. She is in the UNL Honors Program, and is a senior ethnic studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The bureau fosters mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship Program, go to http://go.unl.edu/yxn.

— Kelly Bartling, University Communications