Precious Taylor, a senior regulatory science and agriculture major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is one of over 1,000 American undergraduates from 332 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This program provides opportunities for non-traditional and students from diverse backgrounds study abroad.
Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Taylor was awarded a $3,000 scholarship to travel to China this summer.
“Receiving this scholarship affords me access to reach one of my lifetime goals of launching a career in international affairs,” Taylor said. “While in China, not only will I have the opportunity to earn academic credit, but I will also participate in a research internship.”
Taylor learned about this scholarship from Dr. Pamela Moore, assistant director for Global Engagement and PDSO in the Office of International Programs and Studies. She received assistance crafting her application from Mrs. Sheena Meadows, director of the Viralene J. Coleman Computerized Writing Center and the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program. Mrs. Meadows was recently selected by UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander to increase student awareness of national scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
“I am very proud of Precious Taylor for her hard work and dedication in submitting this application,” Meadows said. “She’s the first student from this institution to receive this scholarship and it’s my hope that it is the first of many prestigious scholarships and fellowships awarded to Precious and other UAPB students.”
For more information on national scholarships and fellowships for UAPB students, please contact the Honors Program at 870-575-8065.