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UCEAP Announces Gilman Scholarship Recipients for Spring 2013 Programs
DATE: 12/20/2012
​Congressionally Funded Scholarships Provide up to $8,000 Per Year for Study Abroad

Santa Barbara, CA (December 2012)—The University of California Education Abroad Program announced that more than fifty UCEAP students have been awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad in the spring of 2013. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs, and a limited number of Critical Need Language Awards are given each year for a total award of $8,000.

The Gilman program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Houston, Texas. In recent years UCEAP students have consistently won significant percentages of these highly competitive national awards. In addition to the Gilman Scholarship, students can also receive funding through UCEAP including $500,000 in scholarships dedicated to expanding opportunities for UC students from all backgrounds and academic disciplines to study abroad.

UCEAP extends warmest congratulations to the spring Gilman Scholarship awardees and invites all UC students to learn more about study abroad scholarship opportunities at

UCEAP Gilman Scholarship Awardees for Spring 2013:

UC Berkeley
Nika Allahverdi (France)
Maria Arroyo (Brazil)
Elisaveta Bozmarova (UK-England)
Jennifer Bratburd (Costa Rica)
Stephanie Castro (France)
Robert Cho (Korea)
Ashley Corri (Costa Rica)
Sean Culloden (UK-Scotland)
Cherilyn Davis (Barbados)
Caroline Dittmann (Germany)
David Doan (Japan)
Lisa Du (Japan)
Yvette Gault (New Zealand)
Erik Iverson (Sweden)
Jade Laity (Dublin)
Stephanie Loera (Brazil)
Shane Mcquerter (Denmark)
Rodolfo Saldana-Hernandez (Brazil)
Francisco Soto (Brazil)
Cynthia Tan (Japan)
Lauren Tang (Italy)
Hannah Townsend (Brazil)
Hua Truong (Costa Rica)
Amy Valdati (Italy)
Ping Ping Wu (Taiwan)
Xiaolin Zhu (Japan)

UC Irvine
Felipe Hernandez (Spain)
Hien Le (Korea)
Christina Phan (Sweden)

Verenice Garcia Arango (France)
Rachel Morpeth (Argentina)
Mai Tran (Costa Rica)

UC Merced
Paulina Allende (Brazil)
Rosellia Cordova (Spain)

UC Riverside
Magalli Acosta (Spain)
Matthew Cooper (Germany)
Mwanabeku El-Kindiy (Italy)

UC San Diego
Joyce Choi (Korea)

UC Santa Barbara
Valerie Avalos (Chile)
Jheanelle Duncan (Barbados)
Oksana Fesenko (Spain)
Angie Gonzalez (Spain)
Angela Haas (Costa Rica)
Shannon Krahn (Egypt)
Christian Leal (Costa Rica)
Cassidy Martin (Brazil)
Cindy Medina (Brazil)
Juniper Wojcik (Chile)

UC Santa Cruz
Cynthia Flores (Spain)
Maxime Perrey (UK-Scotland)
Karen Valle (Spain)
 The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) 
Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC and the world. UCEAP is the only study abroad provider representing the entire University of California system. Its partner universities span more than 40 countries worldwide, and its UC-approved programs are fully integrated to offer UC credit, grades and financial aid.