English Major Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study in CairoDecember 15, 2005
Rowan University senior Karim Elkorany has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study at the American University in Cairo.
He will spend the spring 2006 semester in Egypt as a semester-abroad student through Rowan's International Center. Elkorany, of West Orange, is an English major with a concentration in international studies and a minor in political science.
The congressionally funded Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process, and award amounts vary depending on the length of study. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.