Gilman Alumni Amongst 2022 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program Winners

The Benjamin A. Gilman Worldwide Scholarship Program is proud to announce that 51 Gilman Alumni have been chosen for the 2022 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program.   

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program expands views via educational {and professional} development and cross-cultural dialogue. Fulbright creates connections in a posh and altering world. In partnership with greater than 140 international locations worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program affords unparalleled alternatives in all educational disciplines to passionate and achieved graduating school seniors, graduate college students, and younger professionals from all backgrounds. Program contributors pursue graduate research, conduct analysis, or educate English overseas. Under are the chosen Gilman alumni and their kind of Fulbright award. 

Isabela  Acenas  Research/Analysis Award 
Karla  Aguilar  Research/Analysis Award 
Zeytun  Ahmed  English Educating Assistant Award 
Forough  Askarirad  English Educating Assistant Award 
Angelica  Beltran Franco  Research/Analysis Award 
Tomicia Marie  Blunt  Research/Analysis Award 
Alberta  Born-Weiss  English Educating Assistant Award 
Kristina  Brandveen  Research/Analysis Award 
Yoko  Chavez  English Educating Assistant Award 
Alena  Coleman  English Educating Assistant Award 
Naeemah  Davis  English Educating Assistant Award 
Jada  Downing  English Educating Assistant Award 
Perla  Echeverria  English Educating Assistant Award 
Trevor  Engel  Research/Analysis Award 
Jose  Esquer  English Educating Assistant Award 
Aiman  Ghani  English Educating Assistant Award 
Neely  Griggs  Research/Analysis Award 
Quratulain  Gulamhussein  Research/Analysis Award 
Ashly  Huerta  English Educating Assistant Award 
Adam  Isaacks  English Educating Assistant Award 
Tasfia  Jahangir  Research/Analysis Award 
Kaylah  Jetton  English Educating Assistant Award 
Sara  Kouchehbagh  Research/Analysis Award 
Sarah  LaGioia  English Educating Assistant Award 
Elizabeth  Larios  Research/Analysis Award 
Hana  Lethen  Research/Analysis Award 
Joshua  Linkous  Research/Analysis Award 
Owen  MacDonald  Research/Analysis Award 
Jennifer  Macias Arvizo  English Educating Assistant Award 
Amelia  Madarang  English Educating Assistant Award 
Samantha  Manz  Research/Analysis Award 
Felicia  McGill  English Educating Assistant Award 
Kathryn  McGillivray  English Educating Assistant Award 
Ismenia  Miranda  English Educating Assistant Award 
Darrika  Morklithavong  English Educating Assistant Award 
Andrew  Ngo  English Educating Assistant Award 
Nancy  Nguyen  English Educating Assistant Award 
Aisha  Odusanya  English Educating Assistant Award 
Isabel  Owen  English Educating Assistant Award 
Cristian  Payan  English Educating Assistant Award 
Alexandra  Perez  English Educating Assistant Award 
Alexis  Pitchford  English Educating Assistant Award 
Michael  Portillo  English Educating Assistant Award 
Sopheak  Sam  Research/Analysis Award 
Sarah  Schubert  English Educating Assistant Award 
Bo  Shimmin  Research/Analysis Award 
Grace  Sill  English Educating Assistant Award 
Gabriella  Son  English Educating Assistant Award 
Josephine  Valentine  English Educating Assistant Award 
Paul  Vaughan  Research/Analysis Award 
Ilya  Wang  Research/Analysis Award 


Many Gilman Students level to their Gilman Scholarship expertise as a pivotal level of their lives, considerably impacting their educational and profession targets. Gilman Alumna and 2022 Fulbright recipient Forough Askarirad shared, “Finding out overseas as a Gilman Scholar allowed me to reside, be taught, and discover a rustic and tradition that’s totally different from my very own. This expertise allowed me to develop assured in my independence as a working skilled overseas. I felt inspired and ready since I had already accomplished it with The Gilman Program.”

Gilman Alumna and 2022 Fulbright recipient Ilya Wang advised us, “Being awarded the Gilman Scholarship gave me the arrogance to not solely reside and be taught exterior of my consolation zone in numerous international locations, but in addition to proceed to comply with my curiosity and ambition. These experiences confirmed me the essential–that all of us have lovely tales to share, and that we will all be taught quite a bit just by listening. The Gilman gave me the arrogance to use for a Fulbright in order that I can share my story and create a mission based mostly on listening to the tales of others.” 

Gilman Alumnus and 2022 Fulbright recipient Andrew Ngo has an identical view, “The Gilman Scholarship reassured me that for 1st-generation school college students, finding out overseas generally is a risk, which additional inspired me to use for the Fulbright Program. The monetary help and realization for international research had been integral to my need to attach and construct understanding with folks not solely globally, but in addition throughout the various communities inside the U.S. Moreover, my advisor and recommenders offered me help and recommendation in protecting my writing as goal and purposeful as doable.” 

Throughout their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, reside with and be taught from the folks of the host nation, sharing every day experiences. This system facilitates cultural alternate via direct interplay on a person foundation within the classroom, subject, residence, and in routine duties, permitting the grantee to realize an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the best way they do issues, and the best way they suppose. By way of engagement in the neighborhood, people will work together with their hosts on a one-to-one foundation in an environment of openness, educational integrity, and mental freedom, thereby selling mutual understanding. 

“As a Fulbrighter, I sit up for totally immersing myself in Argentine tradition. By making an attempt their wealthy delicacies, broadening my view on schooling, my data of Latin America and the affect of indigenous languages on Argentine Spanish. I additionally hope to affix in on a sport of fútbol as a result of I need to expertise Argentina’s ardour for the game. All of my experiences overseas will permit me to show my college students as soon as again in the USA in regards to the language and in addition immerse them within the tradition,” shared Gilman Alumna and 2022 Fulbright recipient Yoko Chavez.  

“Whereas I sit up for coming into the world of archival analysis, what most excites me is the chance to get to know, work with, and be taught from the folks I can be surrounded by, whether or not that be the scholars and professors at my affiliate college, or the farmers and locals of the area that I research. With a full yr offered by Fulbright to immerse myself, I consider that these experiences will form my mission as a lot as any assortment of papers,” Gilman Alumnus and 2022 Fulbright recipient Joshua Linkous.

“My Fulbright expertise can be a bit totally different to what I’m used to, as I can be educating in addition to studying. I sit up for having the ability to discover Thailand, I sit up for studying extra in regards to the nation’s customs and historical past. I sit up for assembly my college students and fellow workers and fascinating them within the many various actions I’ve dreamed of. I sit up for being open minded and doing my finest to absorb a brand new and fantastic expertise,” shared Gilman Alumna and 2022 Fulbright recipient Aisha Odusanya. 

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