S&T student earns Department of State scholarship to study abroad

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On December 20, 2016

Devin Potter, a sophomore in history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps give students the opportunity to study aboard by providing up to $5,000 toward internships or studies in foreign locations.

The scholarship gives recipients a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies – thus making them better prepared to assume leadership roles in the government or private sector. Potter, a native of Laquey, Missouri, will use the scholarship to study in Spain during the spring 2017 semester.

Potter was one of approximately 850 American undergraduate students from 359 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected for the scholarship. The program offers grants for U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions who plan to study abroad are eligible to apply.

For more information about the scholarship, visit the Institute of International Education’s website, which administers the program, at iie.org/gilman. Missouri S&T students interested in applying for the program can email studyabroad@mst.edu.

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