St. Norbert College: Two students receive Gilman scholarship

De Pere, Wis: The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) announced that two St. Norbert College students have been selected to receive Gilman scholarship awards. The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program awards students up to $5,000, or up to $8,000 if they also are recipients of the Gilman Critical Need Language Award, to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. About 1,500 U.S. undergraduate students have been selected nationally to receive Gilman scholarship awards from the Oct. 2022 application cycle. 

The St. Norbert recipients of this prestigious national scholarship, listed with their planned country of study, are:
Cynthia Torres ($4,000 award) of Chicago will be participating in the Counseling & Humanitarian Action Internship program through the School for International Training (SIT) in Amman, Jordan for the summer 2023 term.

Olivia Waschbisch ($4,000 award) of Oconto Falls, Wis. will be studying abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy for the fall 2023 term.

Students selected to receive this award went through a rigorous, competitive application process with the support of their study abroad advisor.

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001. 

For more information, contact Alli Reed, study abroad and off-campus programs advisor, at [email protected], or visit