10 CEHS students earn Gilman Scholarship for global experiences

Colorful umbrellas hang over an ally in Krakow, Poland as students walk through on a sunny day during a study abroad trip in 2019.
Husker alumnus Alexander Telesca captured this photo in Krakow, Poland, while studying abroad in 2019. (Courtesy photo | Alexander Telesca)

10 CEHS students earn Gilman Scholarship for global experiences

20 May 2022    

Ten College of Education and Human Sciences undergraduate students have earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities. They are part of a record-breaking 35 University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates selected for the scholarship during this application cycle.

The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded twice a year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Students may apply several months in advance of their program, allowing them to finalize their education abroad plans with the reassurance of funding.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward program costs. Recipients awarded during the March 2022 cycle must complete their programs summer 2022, fall 2022 semester, 2022-23 academic year or spring 2023 semester.

Following is a list of CEHS Gilman Scholars by hometown with their major and intended country of study.


  • Ruqyia Al-ghareeb, elementary education, New Zealand
  • Juan Cervantes, nutrition and health sciences, Zambia
  • Tina Duong, communication sciences and disorders, France
  • Priscilla Lebesse, child, youth and family studies, France
  • Lay Wah, child, youth and family studies, New Zealand


  • Paris Brooks, textiles, merchandising and fashion design, Germany


  • Lauren Ashley, secondary education, United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Sophia Notto, textiles, merchandising and fashion design, Germany
  • Carla Perez-Villagomez, textiles, merchandising and fashion design, Italy
  • Jailaiyah Rouse, secondary education, Spain

The next cycle of Gilman scholarship applications opens in August and closes Oct. 6. Interested students should contact the Global Experiences Office at educationabroad@unl.edu or click here for more details.

College of Education and Human Sciences