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Student awarded study abroad scholarship

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Seven University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates, including Qin Dan Lin of DeKalb, have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships to study abroad this summer.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department to diversify the group of students who study abroad and their destinations.

The UIC students are among more than 700 undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships. To be eligible for the award, students must demonstrate financial need by receiving a federal Pell Grant for their studies.

Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study-abroad program costs. Since 2006, UIC students have received 80 Gilman scholarships totaling approximately $325,000.

Qin Dan Lin, a Honors College junior in marketing, will study in Shanghai, China.

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