BSM student awarded Gilman Scholarship for study abroad
Amy Wu (BSM ’22), a Freeman School senior majoring in finance, has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2021 semester.
Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the highly competitive scholarship program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Wu will use the scholarship to support her participation in a semester abroad program at Korea University Business School in Seoul, South Korea. The program was offered through Freeman Study Abroad & Exchange.
“The importance of studying abroad is to embark on a life-changing experience,” said Wu, a native of Flushing, New York. “I am very thankful that the Gilman Scholarship can provide me with this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent over 33,000 Gilman Scholars of diverse backgrounds to 151 countries around the globe. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.
“People-to-people exchanges bring our world closer together and convey the best of America to the world, especially to its young people,” said Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state.