Students awarded scholarships for study abroad

Adriana Perez

Adriana Perez

Five undergraduates were awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad this fall, through a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department to diversify the students who study overseas and their destinations.

To be eligible for the award, students must demonstrate financial need as federal Pell Grant recipients. They receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study-abroad program costs.

Since 2006, UIC students have received 85 Gilman scholarships totaling approximately $345,000.

This year’s students, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, their hometowns and destinations are:

Linda Oceguera, Aurora, a senior in psychology and criminology, law and justice, St. Petersburg, Russia

Mary Catherine Mariano, Chicago’s Albany Park, a senior in history, Xi’an, China

Mary Catherine Mariano

Mary Catherine Mariano

Adrianna Perez, Schaumburg, an Honors College junior in psychology, Barcelona, Spain

Alyson Martin, Wheaton, an Honors College senior in political science and Russian, St. Petersburg, Russia

Sofi Zharkalli, Wheaton, a senior in economics, Shanghai, China.