May 20, 2024

Six students awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer 2024

Wyatt Walker in Australia

Six Ohio State students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for summer 2024.


Summer 2024 Recipients

  • Adja Anne, sophomore, pre-medicine, Global May Paris
  • Wyatt Walker, junior, environmental science and mathematics, Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment
  • Michael Sarkis, senior, political science, philosophy and pre-law, CIEE Summer Arabic Language Program
  • Stephen Owusu Ansah, senior, industrial systems engineering, Space Summer Program - France
  • Iman Benlemlih, senior, exercise science and neuroscience, IAU in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Coinne Gao, senior, zoology and veterinary medicine, LOOP Abroad in Australia
    • "I'll be using the Gilman scholarship to travel to Australia this summer for a six-week pre-vet program. I'm really excited to be working with rangers in two wildlife centers and gaining hands-on experience handling Australian animals, as well as learning new clinical skills. I'm applying to vet school in the upcoming cycle and this program may just give me the edge I need." 

The scholarship is awarded twice annually, with deadlines every March and October. Students interested in applying for the upcoming cycle are encouraged to learn more and apply.


About the scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship contributes to the U.S. Department of State’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts to engage the American people in foreign policy while improving access for underserved students. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 38,000 Gilman Scholars from throughout the nation have studied or interned in more than 160 countries around the globe. To learn more about the Gilman scholarship and its recipients, visit their website.