Two YSU students win Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Carmen Moradian

Carmen Moradian

Ashley Orr

Ashley Orr

Youngstown State University students Carmen Moradian of Boardman and Ashley Orr of Columbiana have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this summer.

Moradian, a senior at YSU studying biology pre-med, will study at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Orr, a senior mathematics major, will study at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.

They are among more than a thousand undergraduate students from 332 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

The scholarship program is administered by the Institute of International Education. The full list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships, including students’ home state, university and host country, is available at www.iie.org/gilman.