May 25, 2019  

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Three More USM Students Earn Gilman Scholarships

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University of Southern Mississippi students Sumar Beauti, Jackson Jones, and Brielle Shegog have added their names to the growing list of Gilman Scholarship winners. This brings USM’s total of Gilman scholars over the past three years to 32.

Beauti is a spring 2019 recipient, while Jones and Shegog are both early summer 2019 winners.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. The Gilman Scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 25,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad.

“We have enjoyed a lot of success with the Gilman Scholarship. With the cost of higher education rising, it is often difficult for students to study abroad due to financial restraints,” said Danielle Manasco, Project Director for Nationally Competitive Awards at USM. “The Gilman Scholarship aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by assisting students that might not otherwise be able to participate.”

Beauti, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., will be studying abroad at The University of Exeter as a foreign exchange student in Exeter, United Kingdom. A sophomore, she will be studying Arabic and Biology. Beauti, who is a member of the Honors College, is majoring in biological sciences with an emphasis in biomedical sciences and a minor in chemistry.

Jones, a native of Wiggins, Miss., is  majoring in theatre and minoring in history. A junior, Jones will be taking The London Stage program during USM’s British Studies Program. 

Shegog, native of Tillatoba, Miss., is majoring in political science. A freshman, she will be studying Justice and Human Rights in Italy. 

“It is so rewarding to work with these students, and help their dreams come true,” said Manasco. “I urge students who are considering studying abroad, but aren’t sure they can afford it, to set an appointment with me to discuss their plans.” 

For more information contact Manasco at Danielle.manasco@usm.edu