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Two CLASS Undergrads Awarded U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

August 20, 2018

Congratulations to two University of Idaho undergraduate students in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences selected to receive the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during fall 2018.

Estefanía Cervantes, originally from Caldwell, is a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish. She will spend her fall semester taking intensive language and culture classes through the Universities Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) program site in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Cole Keehner, originally from Port Angeles, Washington, is a senior majoring in international studies. He will spend his fall semester taking intensive language and culture classes through the USAC program site in Lüneburg, Germany.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas.

Students interested in studying abroad and applying for the Gilman Scholarship may contact Education Abroad at, and obtain Gilman Scholarship application advice and review through the Distinguished Scholarships Program by contacting Holly LaHann at

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