FORT WAYNE, Ind.—James Schwartz a sophomore computer and electrical engineering technology major at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), is one of over 700 American undergraduate students from 341 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. Schwartz will study abroad in Australia at Queensland University of Technology during the Spring 2014 academic term.
"Congratulations to James and the faculty and staff in the Department of Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology," said Max Yen, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science. "This is a wonderful honor reflecting James' hard work and commitment to pursuing success through higher education opportunities. We are proud of James for having received this scholarship and all those involved in helping him prepare for this opportunity."
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Students receiving a federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions who will be studying abroad or participating in an international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply.
Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies—making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.
For further information about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, visit the website.