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Nazareth students earn a record 10 Gilman Scholarships

Published June 09, 2022

Nazareth changemakers are making their mark worldwide as a record 10 students were selected as Gilman Scholars in the 2021-22 academic year, including eight students this spring. Several Nazareth Gilman scholars are attending programs this summer through Nazareth partners in Austria; England and Northern Ireland; and Italy, with two set to head to London this fall. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State helps fund their study abroad opportunities. 

Summer 2022

Kimberly Holder-Callender ‘23, a music business major, and Hannah Komar ‘24, a music education major, are studying music and culture in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria from May 14 -June 5.

Mariam Kamate ‘24, a political science major, and Sarah Thompson ‘25, a studio art major, are studying in England and Northern Ireland, May 31 - June 12, in the program 21st Century Museum: Diversity, Equity, and Community.

Hope Worcester ‘24, an art education major, is studying at the Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy, May 23-June 23.

Brianna Peck ‘25, a music education major, is heading to a five-week Summer in Pescara, Italy, program June 27 - July 31.

Fall 2022

Alexa Powell ‘23, a musical theatre major, is doing a theatre semester in London this fall, and Sara Wadsworth ‘23, a psychology major, is taking part in a dance semester in London — both with the University of Roehampton, London, England.

Announced earlier: Elyse Yanusas ‘24, a sophomore majoring in French, history, and inclusive adolescence education, spent the spring 2022 semester studying in Rennes, France at Rennes 2 University. Min Gonzalez ‘23, a junior majoring in music education and cello performance, is in Austria for three weeks in May-June 2022, including visits to famed locations like Salzburg and Melk Abbey.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 toward their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. The Gilman Scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 34,000 outstanding Americans to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.

The late Congressman Gilman, for whom the scholarship is named, served in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee. When honored with the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Medal in 2002, he commented, "Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community."

The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.


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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Nazareth's newest Gilman scholars (top left moving clockwise) Kimberly Holder-Callender, Hannah Komar, Mariam Kamate, Sarah Thompson, Hope Worcester, Brianna Peck, Alexa Powell, and Sara Wadsworth.