Youngstown State University student awarded Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Emily Henline

Emily Henline of Youngstown, a junior Integrated Language Arts Education major, is the latest Youngstown State University student selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

Henline will be studying in South Korea at Yonsei University for the 2017-18 academic year.

Based on the quality of her application and the fact that she will be studying Korean while abroad, Henline was selected to receive the Gilman Program’s Critical Need Language Award of $8,000. This supplemental funding is awarded to students studying a critical need language – languages deemed critical for U.S. national security and economic opportunity.

The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.

The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.