Three Westminster Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships
Three Westminster students have recently been awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad. Joan Richardson was awarded $5,000 to study in India, Halimat Ipaye was awarded $5,000 to study at Nankai University in China, and Marisa Buchanan was awarded $4,500 to study in Costa Rica.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for US citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare US students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.
Westminster’s Music and Theatre Departments are proud to announce the creation of several new degree programs, including a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in technical theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in theatre.
Auditions for the new programs are currently underway. For more information, contact the School of Arts & Sciences.
Cooper Henderson, a junior in the Honors program, is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship.
The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. The scholarship provides students with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
Henderson's final interview will take place on March 17 in Phoenix, AZ.