Asia Fulton, Lydia Hill and Carlos Sanchez Julia are among five of the University of South Carolina’s most recently named Gilman Scholars. These three undergraduates will be traveling to Central and South America with the help of this scholarship program, which provides $5,000 for students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad.
Why it matters: Our Gilman Scholars gain hands-on experiences and cultural skills that are critical for their academic and career success. By removing financial barriers to study abroad, the Gilman scholarship allows a wider range of students to participate in these meaningful opportunities.
Who they are:
- Asia Fulton is a rising senior majoring in public health who plans to attend medical school after graduation. She is currently studying Spanish in Costa Rica.
- Lydia Hill, a psychology major with a minor in counselor education, graduated with leadership distinction this spring. She is traveling to Costa Rica on her Gilman scholarship to conduct a comparative analysis of mental health care and stigma.
- Carlos Sanchez Julia, a rising junior in the South Carolina Honors College, is an international studies and economics double major. He was also selected as Boren Scholar and will be combining both awards to study Portuguese in Brazil.
The Education Abroad Office and National Fellowships & Scholar Programs work together to provide support and application resources for Gilman applicants. For more information about the Gilman and other national competitions, contact National Fellowships & Scholar Programs.