Fall 2019 Student Selected for Gilman Scholarship

Elizabethtown College is excited to announce that Kathryn Carter ’20 is one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students from across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the fall of 2019.  More than 3,000 applications were received for this term.

The Congressionally funded Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population studying and interning abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding, undergraduate, Pell Grant recipients who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise study abroad.  Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 28,000 Gilman scholars who represent the rich diversity of the United States to 145 countries around the globe.

Katie is the 14th E-town student to receive this award. Elizabethtown College’s Gilman recipients have studied abroad in 10 different countries: The Gambia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom. Katie will be studying abroad this fall in Dunedin, New Zealand. As a Psychology major, she’s excited to enroll in the University of Otago’s world-renowned Psychology department.

Students interested in applying for the Gilman Scholarship should reach out to the Study Abroad Office for assistance in building a strong application. Along with this guidance, students should review the Gilman Scholarships’ resources and ensure they allow adequate time to write and revise essays before the deadlines. The essay prompts are online, so you can begin drafting your essays before Gilman accepts applications for your term of interest.

Congratulations again Katie!


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