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Eberly students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

More than half of WVU’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients this year are Eberly College students.  

Twenty undergraduate students from across the University received the competitive national award funded by the U.S. State Department to travel abroad without financial constraints. Twelve of those 20 students are studying in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.  

The 2023-24  Gilman Scholarship recipients from Eberly College are: 

Headshot of WVU student Virginia Affemann. She is pictured outside wearing a black polka-dotted blouse. She has short brown hair.

Virginia Affemann

An anthropology major from Shepherdstown, will study in Italy.
Young lady with long wavy hair wears black turtleneck.

Olivia Christ

A biology major with a minor in Spanish, the Parkersburg native will study in Panama.
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Colleen Christopher

A biology major from Morgantown, Colleen traveled to Panama with WVU Global Medical and Dental Brigades in spring 2023.
Headshot of WVU student Bryan Hill. He is pictured outside with a brick building and trees behind him. He is wearing a navy blue polo shirt buttoned to the top. He has short brown hair and a 5'clock shadow.

Bryan Hill

From Princeton, Bryan is an anthropology and history double major. He earned the scholarship to study in Spain.
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Wren King

A Morgantown native who graduated in May with degrees in anthropology, women’s and gender studies and geography, traveled to Panama.
Headshot of WVU student Madyson Kimble. She is pictured leaning against a brick wall. She is wearing a white, button up blouse and her long brown hair is cascading down the front of her.

Madyson Kimble

A psychology and Spanish double major from Charleston, will study in Spain.
Headshot of WVU student Riley Klug. She is pictured inside and is wearing an orange sweatshirt. She has dyed red hair and wears tortoise shell round glasses.

Riley Klug

An art history and anthropology double major from New Martinsville, will study in Belize.
Headshot of WVU student Erin Langan. She is pictured outside in front of Woodburn Hall. She is wearing a white top with braided chords around her neck. She has long blonde hair.

Erin Langan

Of Ridgeley, Erin graduated in May with a degree in English and traveled to Panama.
Headshot of WVU student Shelby Meador. She is pictured outside standing in front of ancient ruins. She is wearing a black and gray raincoat and has her blond hair pulled back.

Shelby Meador

A biology major from Shady Spring with a minor in painting, Shelby traveled to Italy over spring break.
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Jordan Murray

From Martinsburg, Jordan is an international studies and political science double major who will study in Australia.
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Hillary Probst

From Malvern, Pennsylvania, Hillary is a multidisciplinary studies major with minors in anthropology, art history and Italian language. She will study in Greece.
Headshot of WVU student Andrew Ross. He is pictured outside with a fall tree behind him. He is wearing a black shirt and a black baseball cap.

Andrew Ross

A political science and German studies double major from Summersville, Andrew will study in Germany.

Two additional Eberly students were awarded scholarships but declined to pursue other opportunities. 

  • Tim Bonnell, an international studies major from Ballard, was awarded the scholarship to study in Jordan; however, the program coincided with his deployment as part of the U.S. National Guard.
  • Ariana Burks, an international studies and geography double major from Beckley received the award to study in Jordan. She was also awarded a Critical Language Scholarship and opted to participated in that program.

The ASPIRE Office supports WVU students interested in applying for this and other national competitive awards. 

Read the full announcement of this year’s record number of WVU students to receive the Gilman Scholarship on WVUToday.  



This article is republished from WVU Today — read the original article.