Gabrielle Sinnott, a history and political science major at Daemen College, has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate this summer in an internship in Thailand.
Sinnott is one of 300 undergraduate students from nearly 140 colleges and universities from across the U.S. who have been chosen to receive a 2018 Gilman Scholarship. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. Scholarship recipients gain proficiency in other cultures and languages that will help further their academic and career development.
Congressman Gilman retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations Committee. “Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates,” he said. “Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation exposes students to alternate views and adds an enriching social and cultural experience.”
The Gilman Scholarship, which is administered by the Institute of International Education, is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
“I am extremely grateful to receive the Gilman Scholarship and for this tremendous opportunity to intern abroad in Thailand,” said Sinnott. “My goal is to pursue graduate studies in cultural anthropology and this experience abroad will greatly benefit my future endeavors.”
Sinnott, a Lockport resident, is a Trustee Scholar and a student in the Daemen Honors Program.