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Eleven Students Studying Abroad with Gilman and Freeman Scholarships in Summer, Fall 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Eight students will study abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe in fall 2019 with the support of Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships, as well as three studying in Asia with Freeman-Asia scholarships. 

The Gilman Scholarships for fall 2019 are:

  • Ifeoluwa Asere ’21, a public health sciences major from Boston for study in Ghana

  • Ayla Baraka ’21, a Japanese language and literature major from Boston for study in Japan

  • Zaidimary Barreto ‘20, a classics major from Worcester for study in Greece

  • Seamus Dann ’21, a Japanese language and literature major from Holyoke for study in Japan

  • Jeffrey Dunn ’21, a Russian, European & Eurasian studies major from Winthrop, Maine for study in Russia

  • Alexander Griffith ’19, a linguistics and anthropology major from Cummington for study in Israel

  • Alison Kane ’20, an anthropology major from Kingston for study in Russia

  • Adrelys Mateo Santana ’20, a psychology and Spanish double major from Lawrence for study in Spain

The students awarded the Freeman-Asia scholarship for 2019 are:

  • Kamran Noori Shirazi ’21, biochemistry and molecular biology major from East Longmeadow for study in China

  • Madeline Andrews ’21, English and Japanese language and literature double major from Chelmsford for study in Japan

  • Elizabeth Castellon ’21, a theater major from Boston for study in Japan

The UMass Amherst students submitted their applications with the guidance of the International Programs Office (IPO) and financial aid services. IPO offers workshops to bring awareness to these and other scholarship opportunities each semester, working with each student to think critically about their study abroad experience and develop strong applications. 

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