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Karla Jackson '13 Receives Competitive Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Published: July 09, 2012

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Karla Jackson '13 Receives Competitive Study Abroad Scholarship

Nazareth College senior Karla Jackson has been named a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Jackson, an international business major, will receive a $3,000 scholarship to study at the Studienforum Berlin through the Nazareth College Residential Program in Berlin, Germany. The scholarship’s competitive selection process requires that students not only have an outstanding academic record, but that they also submit a proposal for a project relating to their international program which is to be completed upon their return from studying abroad. Jackson's proposal includes visiting Rochester City School District high school freshmen and "Homework Help" program participants to promote the benefits of studying abroad and the Gilman Scholarship, as well as work with Nazareth's Center for International Education and School of Management to spread the word on the Gilman Scholarship to other students. Originally from Brockport, N.Y., Jackson now resides in the city of Rochester, N.Y.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. The program aims to encourage students to pursue non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, however its main focus is to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting students who are traditionally under-represented in such programs. Congressionally funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Gilman International Scholarship seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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