Contact: Gabrielle Maxey
July 17, 2014 - Twelve University of Memphis students have received the prestigious
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for foreign study for summer 2014.
Constance Brantley of Memphis, a senior international studies major, will study Spanish language in
Aukina Brown of Little Rock, a junior majoring in health services administration, will have an
internship in Shanghai, China.
Zach Buchanan of Scotts Hill, Tenn., a junior majoring in economics and Japanese, will study at
the J.F. Oberlin University Japanese Language Program in Tokyo.
Patrick Faulkner of Memphis, a freshman studied foreign languages and biomedical engineering, will
study Chinese language in Wuhan, China.
Mike Harris of Hopkinsville, Ky., a junior majoring in economics and Asian studies and international
trade, studied Chinese language in Wuhan.
Bethany LaGrone of Collierville, a senior majoring in economics, international studies and foreign
languages, studied Chinese language in Wuhan.
Angelique Macklin of Memphis, a sophomore majoring in philosophy, studied Spanish in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Mawaddah Mohamad of Memphis, a freshman majoring in child development and foreign languages, studied Chinese language in Wuhan.
Erika Morton of Marietta, Ga., a junior majoring in international business, has an internship
Israel Polo of Los Angeles, a senior majoring in philosophy, studied Chinese language in Wuhan.
David Wieland of Bartlett, a senior political science major, studied Chinese language in Wuhan.
Robert Wright of Memphis, a junior majoring in Japanese and engineering technology, studied Japanese language and culture in the Osaka and J.F. Oberlin Language Joint Program.
The Gilman Scholarship supports students who may be unlikely to study abroad, including
those with financial need, those in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and
engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.
Recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to
pay for eligible study abroad costs. Those costs include program tuition, room and
board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.