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Honors College Sophomore Awarded Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Nevan Patel, an Honors College sophomore and GPPA (Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions) member, has been awarded a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in the spring of 2019. Patel is one of two UIC students and more than 800 undergraduate students, from 363 higher education institutions, to receive the prestigious scholarship.

Patel is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and will be studying in Rome, Italy, Paris, France, and Berlin, Germany!

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.


Adapted from a December 20, 2018 post in UIC Today.