Congrats to our 2016 Summer Gilman Scholars
(Environmental Science, BS ‘17)
In addition to being a student, Najma works as a transfer peer advisor in our Office of Student Transition Programs. She will be studying abroad in Spain through UW Bothell’s Americans in Europe program. She looks forward to comparing questions of identity, diversity, and belonging between the U.S. and Spain.
(Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Global Honors, BA ’17)
Chelsea is headed to Kyushu University in Japan this summer. It was the music and animes of the Japanese TV show InuYasha that first drew her to Japan. While at Tacoma Community College, Chelsea worked with Japanese exchange students and started learning the language. As a former student at an alternative high school, she hopes to inspire other students like her to study abroad after her return. Chelsea also works in our Office of Student Transition Programs.
(Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Global Honors, BA ’17)
Heather will be studying abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan this summer. When she’s not in classes, Heather volunteers at Tacoma Community House and the Northwest Detention Center. She has a passion for helping victims of domestic violence, including refugees, which is the focus of her Global Honors capstone thesis. She also has a son, and together they share their passion for Japan!
Adriana is an incoming transfer student from Tacoma Community College (TCC). She plans to major in Communications and will be studying abroad in China (East to West China Study Abroad) this summer. At TCC, she was founder and president of the Scholarship Club that helped students identify and apply for scholarships and financial aid.
Sponsored by the Department of State, the Gilman is a competitive, merit-based study abroad scholarship for Pell grant recipients. For more information please visit the Gilman website or contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Awards.