Ms. Paige Grissinger, a third-year public health major at the University of Iowa, is studying in Denmark this fall after receiving a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a nationally competitive scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.
Ms. Grissinger says she hopes to grasp an understanding of Danish culture and grow as an individual and leader. “Being from a very small town I did not ever envision myself as a world traveler but now that it’s happening it feels surreal,” she says. “I intend to learn as much as I can while in Copenhagen.”
Gilman scholarship recipients receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on September 13