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Keith Hunt is one of three Georgia Perimeter College students who were selected from among 500 students nationwide to receive a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad during the summer of 2011. The three were chosen from more than 2,600 scholarship applicants from across the United States.
This was the first time GPC students have won this award, says Adrienne Langston, study abroad advisor at GPC’s Center for International Education.
Hunt came to GPC as a nontraditional student, after taking time to raise his family and work. A Dunwoody Campus history major, he will focus on courses in religious studies and Spanish while in Madrid.
“I’m 36 years old, and after a very long break, I’m now in college,” Hunt says. “I love it here—I’ve learned a ton, and GPC is very diverse, which I like.” Hunt received $4,500 for his study abroad experience.
According it its website, “The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.”