Four of the nine Gilman Scholars who will be studying abroad in 2021. From left: Maliha Khan, Michael Chu-A-Kong, Asia Dominguez and Myra Rosa.
Nine City College of New York students have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, gaining skills critical to national security and economic competitiveness.
However, due to the uncertainty of the current health crisis, CCNY Gilman scholars will travel abroad in 2021.
Asia Dominguez, a political science major, will study law and criminology in the Netherlands. Dominguez hopes to gain personal as well as academic experience while networking in the Netherlands.
Michael Chu-A-Kong, a music composition major, will study in France learning about film and food in tours. Chu-A-Kong hopes to become a more proficient filmmaker and film composer.
Maliha Khan, a double major in international studies and economics with a minor in English, graduated this past spring 2020. Khan will be studying conflict management and transformation as well as community service learning in Port Elizabeth, South Africa at Nelson Mandela University.
Myra Rosa, an interdisciplinary study major with a concentration in history, politics, and society, will study marine biology in Costa Rica for the fall 2021 semester. Rosa hopes to learn about Costa Rica’s biodiversity, their wildlife, and how they keep their population informed about climate change.
Other recipients are: Shaily Castillo Alejo, who will study in South Korea; Abdul Imtiaz, who will study in Japan; Jacqueline Rees, who will study in Spain; Elaina Watkins, who will also study in Costa Rica; and Christian Zacatelco, who will also study in France.
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