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UMass Students are awarded scholarships to study abroad

Students from UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell are named as recipients of study abroad scholarships enabling them to study across Asia and Egypt for the 2007-2008 academic school year.

Eleven students from UMA have been awarded scholarships for study in Asia during the next year. The scholarship awards range from $750 - $7,000 depending on the length of study and the source of the scholarship.

The Freeman Foundation has awarded $7,000 scholarships to three UMass undergraduates (nationally competitive): Justin Furrow, Melissa Hill and Brian Hudson. The UMass Amherst China Study Scholarship for UMass students to study in the People's Republic of China has awarded two $750 scholarships: Patrick Condon and Xenon Yuan. The Taiwan Ministry of Education has awarded scholarships of $2,300 to three UMass students for Chinese language study in Taiwan this summer at Tunghai University: Meghan McGrath, Ryan Osborne and Graeme Wilson. The U.S. Department of State has awarded one scholarship of $4,500 to a UMass student through the Gilman International Scholarship Program: Marina Solovyov. The Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan has awarded one scholarship of $4,000: Jonathan S. Bett. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst is the only public higher education institution in New England with a Japanese and Chinese major (, as well as an extensive array of study abroad options in Asia (

One of UML's students, Jennifer Yu, who has been accepted to study at the American University of Cairo for fall 2007, has also been selected by The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, during the Fall 2007/Academic Year 2007-2008 application cycle. The Gilman Scholarship Program received 1,422 applications for 420 possible awards. All students awarded are to use their scholarship to cover the costs of studying abroad.