Meredith Student Earns Gilman International Scholarship

Meredith College student Libby O’Daniel has earned a 2013 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman award is a prestigious national scholarship that supports students studying abroad.

O’Daniel will use the award to study abroad through Meredith College’s program in Sansepolcro, Italy this summer. She will earn Meredith credits through MAT94x: Geometry and the Divine Proportion – Connections with Art and Architecture, as well as IDS 300: Arts, Artifacts, and Culture. O’Daniel is majoring in studio art and interior design with a minor in art history.

This year, the Gilman program is supporting international study by more than 700 outstanding American undergraduate students from 270 colleges and universities across the U.S.

About the Gilman Award
The Gilman award is named in honor of former U.S. Congressional Representative Benjamin A. Gilman. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas.

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