Six Mercer students selected to study abroad as Gilman Scholars

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Mercer University had six students chosen during the fall selection cycle to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad, adding to the institution’s reputation as one of the top producers of Gilman Scholars in the country.

The following Mercer students are among more than 900 recipients — representing 307 colleges and universities across the U.S. — who will study or intern in 87 countries through the end of 2021.

  • Lea Dulcio, a sophomore majoring in Spanish and global health studies with minors in chemistry and biology, who plans to participate in a Mercer On Mission trip to the Dominican Republic in the summer
  • Hailey Ferrel, a junior majoring in environmental engineering with a minor in mathematics, who plans to participate in a Mercer On Mission trip to the Dominican Republic in the summer
  • Brianna Gonsahn, a sophomore majoring in psychology and religion with a minor in military studies, who plans to participate in the AIFS Study Abroad in Greece program in the summer
  • Savannah Granito, a sophomore majoring in art history with minors in biology and chemistry, who plans to participate in a Mercer On Mission trip to Greece in the summer
  • Obehi Onabanjo, a freshman majoring in biomedical engineering, who plans to participate in the CIS Abroad Biotechnical Internship in Barcelona program in the summer
  • Tran Vo, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, who plans to participate in a Mercer On Mission trip to Vietnam in the summer

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000, or up to $8,000 if also a recipient of the Gilman Critical Need Language Award, to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs.

Continue reading about the Gilman Scholars at news.mercer.edu.

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​