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Ten University of Kentucky students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their education abroad goals.

The Gilman Scholarship supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

UK's newest Gilman Scholars include:

  • Alexis Farmer, an anthropology senior, to study in Thailand;
  • Kaitlyn Johnson, a Spanish senior, to study in Costa Rica;
  • Brianna Mattingly, an architecture and Lewis Honors College senior, to study in Italy;
  • Leanna McCarty, an anthropology and linguistics senior to study in Romania;
  • Mariah Ransom, a biology junior, to study in Italy;
  • Ryan Sistrunk, an architecture senior, to study in Argentina;
  • Rebecca Stalcup, a human health sciences senior, to study in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands; and
  • Daniela Torres-Gomez, a business management sophomore, to study in the United Kingdom.

Two of UK's recipients chose to remain anonymous.

Read more on the recipients in UKNow.