Senior Stephanie Petit-Homme Named Gilman Scholar

Stephanie Petit-Homme, a City College of New York senior with dreams of making a difference globally as a human rights lawyer, has been awarded a 2014 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. The political science and French double major will spend the spring semester at Université Paris VIII in France.

Gilman Scholars are selected by the International Institute of Education from a competitive process in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The program’s mission is to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Ms. Petit-Homme, who is of first generation Haitian descent, said she would use the scholarship to study French culture and the language. Her career goal is to obtain a degree in international relations law and work in human rights.

The Jamaica, Queens, resident, interned last spring at theNational Disability Rights Network in Washington, DC. under City College’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

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Jay Mwamba
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