Warren Wilson College News

WWC students Anton, Williams awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

By: Ben Anderson
Two Warren Wilson College students have been selected to receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study during the Spring 2007 semester, the Warren Wilson WorldWide/Education Abroad office has announced.

Curry Anton, a junior from Healdsburg, Calif., and Morgan Williams, a senior from Carbondale, Colo., are among 400 students nationwide chosen for the spring cycle of study. The scholarships are funded through the U.S. Department of State (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) and the Institute of International Education.

Anton, a global studies major, will study in Uganda, where she will learn the Luganda language and complete a practicum focused on issues of social and economic development. Williams, an environmental studies major, will do coursework in Tanzania, learning Swahili while completing an independent study project with an emphasis on wildlife ecology and conservation. Both programs are offered through the School for International Training.

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