Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a national scholarship for awarded to US citizen undergraduates for study or internships abroad.

Application Cycles Overview:

The Cycle 1 application now comprises programs starting from December 1 to October 31 of the following year. This cycle encompasses Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs. If an applicant is not selected for Cycle 1, they may re-apply for the next cycle as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and their program falls within the start dates.
The Cycle 2 application now covers programs that start from May 1 to April 30 of the following year. This cycle encompasses Summer, Fall, Academic Year, Winter, and Spring programs.

Check out our scholars below and where they have gone.


2020 Cycle 1 Scholars:

(Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Academic Year 2020-2021 programs)

  • David Guan, Argentina
  • Maleha Husain, France
  • Cat Kelly, India
  • Rebecca Leveque, Japan
  • Damien Silver, Italy
  • Mata Vann, Japan

Summer 2019 Scholars

  • Sumaya Ali, Oman
  • Cecilia Bui, Vietnam
  • Aracely Casillas, Greece
  • Juan Castiblanco (UWT), China
  • Isaiah Cuadras, Australia
  • Daisyjane Darling, Morocco, Oman
  • Mackenzie Ikeru, Argentina
  • Christopher Lam, China
  • Yemas Ly, Thailand
  • Hashim Nelson, Greece
  • My Nguyen, South Africa
  • Joshua Swynenburg, Spain
  • Ashley Tang, Sweden
  • Tulauoneone Tupolo (UWB), Greece

Spring 2019 Scholars

  • Nikita Filippov, Switzerland
  • Dagmawit Kemal, United Kingdom
  • Bazham Khanatayev, Czech Republic
  • Naomi Yuen-Schat, Italy

History of UW Undergraduate Scholars

2017 - 2018

Fall and Academic year 2017 – 2018
  • Maxwell Collins, South Korea
  • Cathy Feng, Hong Kong
  • Faiza Hassan, Australia
  • Ridwan Ibrahim, South Korea
  • Sasha Lee, Germany
  • Izet Mendoza, India
  • Thomas Pham, South Korea
  • Marshall Sherrell, Japan
  • Daniel Singer, Japan
Spring 2018
  • Bryan Elsea, Samoa
  • Derek Hu, Hong Kong
  • Nuansi Ngamsnit, India
  • Rolando Lopez-Chavez, France
  • Malinda Osborn (UW Tacoma), Italy
Summer 2018
Early Application:

  • Nini Hong, Czech Republic

Summer Application:

  • Andrew Chin,  Kiribati
  • David Copeland, Germany
  • Marisa Deluccia, Costa Rica
  • Fadumo Diriye (UW Tacoma), South Korea
  • Redeen Duran, China
  • Steve Guardi (UW Bothell),  Norway, Denmark 
  • Taylor Hammes,  Netherlands, Belgium
  • Ednauh Kamlody, China
  • Shivani Lal (UW Tacoma)United Kingdom
  • Guillermo Madera Perez, French Polynesia
  • Tina Van (UW Tacoma),Ecuador
  • Karla Villa, Argentina

2016 - 2017

Fall and Academic year 2016 – 2017
  • Liepa Braciulyte, Ecuador
  • Marisha Excell-Rehm, Norway
  • John Kaltreider, Jordan
  • Clayton Kinder, United Kingdom
  • Grecia Leal Pardo, Italy
  • Randy Nguyen, South Korea
  • Collin Olden, France
  • Miriam Ly Paclibon, Jordan, Switzerland
  • Amaris Penaloza-Rayo, Australia
  • Sam Zeng, Japan
Spring 2017
  • Benjamin Alquist (UW Bothell), New Zealand
  • Sierra Broker, South Korea
  • Tsering Karzay (UW Bothell), Singapore
  • Jun Sung Lee, Italy
  • Rachel Paresa, Japan
  • Bontu Yousuf, Norway
Summer 2017
Early Application:

  • Lena Lee, South Korea
  • Alexis Mcclimans, Russia
  • Juan Pena (UW Bothell), France
  • Nichola Wong, China

Summer Application:

  • Qalid Agmed (UW Bothell), Spain
  • Ynah De Luna,  Zimbabwe
  • Arwa Dubad (UW Tacoma), Brazil
  • Jesus Gallegos, Germany
  • Clarissa Krisnawan, Japan
  • Antonio Lozano, China
  • Iman Mohamed, Australia
  • Thuc Nguyen-Le,  South Korea
  • April Lai (UW Tacoma), China
  • Natalie Lawrence (UW Tacoma), Brazil
  • Asia Tanaami,  South Korea
  • Gayhtoo Thaw, Greece
  • Ashley Trigloff, Japan

2015 - 2016

Fall and Academic year 2015 – 2016
  • Alixandria Arthaud, South Korea
  • Kylis Asbury, Japan
  • Jessica Collins, China
  • Justin Gilroy, Japan
  • Lacey Peil, Denmark
  • Beleqsa Tamaami (UW Tacoma), Morocco
Spring 2016
  • Diliman Abdulkader (UW Tacoma)China
  • Daniel Kim, Australia
  • Amadara Oguara, South Korea
Summer 2016
  • Najma Ali (UW Tacoma), Spain, France
  • Melissa Centeno-Martinez, Italy
  • Rajdeep Chokar, South Africa
  • Na Young Chung, South Korea
  • Meron Fikru, Netherlands
  • Chelsea Huddy (UW Tacoma), Japan
  • Helen Kapitonenko (UW Bothell), Morocco
  • Anja Mcelvaney, Jordan
  • Mulki Mohamed, Italy
  • Laura Riley, Vietnam
  • Sara Sherman, Japan

2014 - 2015

Fall and Academic year 2014 – 2015
  • Immaculata Ajuogu, French Polynesia
  • Erika De La Cruz, Spain
  • Tessa Fager, Jordan
  • Tiffany Fox (UW Tacoma), China
  • Damian Kashfia (UW Bothell)Turkey
  • Tse-Hsien Kuo, Taiwan
  • Thien-Kim Le, Japan
  • Kimberlye Parker (UW Bothell), Taiwan
  • Richard Ruoff, Turkey
Spring 2015
  • Aimee Huynh (UW Tacoma), Japan
  • Mason KarsevarJapan
  • Muhammed Saleh (UW Bothell), Japan
  • Ian Waller, Chile
  • Silver Yui, Japan
Summer 2015
  • Kevin Celustka, South Africa
  • Shawna Collins, Italy
  • Chelsea Cooper, Jordan
  • Yuri Cortez, Peru
  • Zena Getachew, India
  • Feruza Ghias (UW Bothell), Kyrgyzstan
  • Caleb Huffman, Italy
  • Shariah Hunt, Cambodia
  • Daniel Kim, South Korea
  • Bryce La Course, New Zealand
  • Anna Le, Thailand
  • Hannah Le, Vietnam
  • Linh Le, Vietnam
  • Brian Mcquay (UW Tacoma), China
  • Kimberly Mored, Ghana
  • Jaqueline Ramos (UW Tacoma), Netherlands
  • Osiris Rodriguez, Cambodia
  • Grace Rowan, Ghana
  • Smith Olivia, Spain
  • Amy Stevens, Norway
  • Mina Tari, Italy
  • Melissa Workman (UW Tacoma), China

2013 - 2014

Fall and Academic year 2013 – 2014
  • Hamdi Abdi, United Kingdom
  • Chelsea Cooper, Egypt
  • Emily Cooper, Madagascar
  • Stephen Laplante, Spain
  • Shirin LotfiJordan
  • Dominique Moore, Russia
Summer 2014
  • Christine Brubaker-Holland (UW Tacoma), China
  • Brandon Escamilla, Japan
  • Elsie Pring, Vietnam
  • Joanne Kim, France
  • Lavina Joseph, Greece
  • Michael Moynihan, Greece
  • Richard Vansiclen, French Polynesia
  • Ta Say, Ghana
  • Van Le, Sweden, Denmark, Finland

2012 - 2013

Fall and Academic year 2012 – 2013
  • Jane Ahn, Japan
  • Celia Gurney, Brazil
  • Ross Kirshenbaum, Nicaragua
  • Samiya Mohamud, Morocco
  • Jennifer RubioEcuador
Spring 2013
  • Onjoli Bernard, Italy
  • Nathan CutshallBrazil, South Africa, Vietnam
  • Aya Yousuf, Morocco
Summer 2013
  • Jenna Andrews, Zambia
  • Margaret Babayan, India
  • Shauniece Drayton (UW Bothell), Zambia
  • Meliaokalani Lam (UW Bothell), Peru
  • Jarrett Liebhart, Brazil
  • Jacob Marquez, Zambia
  • Heidi Rockney, Costa Rica
  • Anna Schnell, Japan
  • Than-Thao Truong, Vietnam

2011 - 2012

Fall and Academic year 2011 – 2012
  • Audrey Brown, Brazil
  • Daniel Choi, Germany
  • Jeremy Coppock, Russia
  • Sabra Keller, Japan
  • Joseph RuizSouth Korea
  • Cody Sokkappa, Japan
  • Brandon Wallace, China
Spring 2012
  • Amy Kwon, Argentina
  • Quyen TranSouth Korea
Summer 2012
  • Tracy Montes, Netherlands, Belgium
  • Daniel Nguyen, Vietnam
  • Evan Silvers, Barbados

2010 - 2011

Fall and Academic year 2010 – 2011
  • Elizabeth Beatty, United Kingdom
  • Jessica Boone, Spain
  • Matthew Davis, Egypt
  • Luke Kneeshaw, Brazil
  • Clara LawryniukJapan
  • Macklin Nguyen, Australia
  • Phillip Poonka, Italy
  • Ryan RichmondSpain
  • Amy Tseng, Taiwan
  • Catherine Wong, China
  • Salome Wubeshet, United Kingdom
  • Yerusalem Yemane, Italy
Spring 2011
  • Mohamed Logman, India
  • Brukab Sisay, Ethiopia
Summer 2011
  • Cathea Carey, Ghana
  • Tracy Lamont, Ghana
  • Stephen Lee, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Karyn Medina, Peru
  • Khoi Nguyen, India
  • Kelsey Pince, Morocco
  • Alissa Smerdon, Russia
  • Binh Vong, China

2009 - 2010

Fall and Academic year 2009 – 2010
  • Kenny Li, Taiwan
  • Cong-Khanh Nguyen, China
  • Leonar Yiong, Japan
Spring 2010
  • Joanne Duong, Vietnam
  • Noach Koven, Spain

2008 - 2009

Fall and Academic year 2008 – 2009
  • Joseph Prencipe, Japan
  • Kim Pham, South Africa
  • David Levin, Spain
  • Bonnie Rico (UW Tacoma), India
  • Vanessa Wheeler, China
  • David Weir, Brazil