Ten Savannah State University (SSU) students will study abroad this summer, thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. According to a news release from SSU's Office of Communications, the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will cover nearly 100 percent of the costs.
SSU had more students selected to receive the Gilman scholarship than any other college or university in Georgia.
The recipients will use their award money to study in five different destinations - Concetta Dotson and Jacquelyn Pressley will travel to Costa Rica; Jeremy Wallace will travel to China; Inessa Bredeson, Diamonyese Brunson, Joshua Joseph, Myles Lamar and Dominique Perry-Edwards will travel to both China and India; Raven Hughey will travel to Trinidad and Tobago; and Blessing Enya will travel to Vietnam.
The Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 established the Gilman scholarship, which allows undergraduates across the country who receive federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide with cost exemption.
Students are selected through a competitive application process that includes submitting transcripts and writing two essays.
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