LR: Emma Tilly 23 and Francesca Horan 23.
Two Bard College students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International is highly competitive by the US State Department. Majoring in Art History and Italian Studies Francesca Horan 23 She received $5,000 towards her studies at the University of Trento in Italy, where she will be the first to participate in the newly created Tuition Exchange Program with Bard. “By studying abroad, I hope to increase my knowledge of hermaphroditism in the context of the Italian Renaissance and how it affects bisexuality in contemporary Italy. I am also excited to explore the ascendant, vertically oriented architecture of museums, churches, and monuments urging physical ascendancy as a symbol of conquest and sequencing. hierarchical,” says Horan. “My overarching goal is to build a foundation for a career in ethical museum curation and the rigorous communication of history surrounding gender, race, and colonialism—a goal that will make Gilman Scholarship travel possible for me as a low-income undergraduate student.”
Biology major and former student Emma Tilly 23 He was awarded $4,500 to study through the Bard Tuition Exchange at University College Roosevelt in the Netherlands. “I am grateful for the Gilman scholarship and excited for the opportunity to travel abroad and learn more about international healthcare systems and the ways in which COVID has affected countries differently. My additional focus is to continue working to advance inclusion in STEM on a global scale,” he said. Tilly says.
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000, or up to $8,000 if they also receive a Gilman Critical Need Language Award, to advance toward the costs of a study abroad or internship program. Since the program’s creation in 2001, more than 1,350 US institutions have sent more than 34,000 Gilman researchers from diverse backgrounds to 155 countries around the world. The program has successfully expanded the United States’ participation in study abroad, focusing on countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.
As Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said, “People exchange brings our worlds closer together and conveys the best of America to the world, especially to its youth.”
The late Congressman Gilman, for whom the scholarship is named, served in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chaired the House Committee on Foreign Relations. When he was honored with the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Medal in 2002, he said, “Living and learning in an environment completely different to another nation not only exposes our students to alternative perspectives but adds a rich social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world.” and encourages them to be contributors, not spectators, to the international community.”
The Gilman program is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and supported by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in its implementation. To learn more, visit: gilmanscholarship.org.
another history: 12-20-2021