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Berea College No. 1 nationally for most 2018-2019 Gilman International Scholarship undergraduates

Continuing a long tradition of students winning Gilman scholarships, Berea College was named the top U.S. college for having the most 2018-19 Gilman International Scholarship undergraduates (21) among colleges with enrollments under 5,000. Berea also was recognized in other categories, including top producers for first-generation students and top producer for most diverse destinations for studying...

Lexington native Mirlen Hernandez awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Mirlen Hernandez, a junior majoring in strategic communication and theatre at Morehead State University, was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This grant program allows a student in need of financial support the opportunity to study and intern abroad. “I have never traveled out of state in the 21 years I’ve been alive,...

Five Western Kentucky University students earn Fulbright grants for 2019-2020 academic year

Five Western Kentucky University students have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for the 2019-20 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and one has been designated as an alternate. They are among over 2,100 graduating seniors and recent graduates selected this year on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well...

Berea College recognized as one of top-producing U.S. institutions for Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State has recognized Berea College as one of the U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2017-18. Berea was noted for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman...

WKU student among 30 nationwide to earn Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Deven Richardson of Bowling Green has been selected as a 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellow. He is one of 30 fellows selected nationwide and the first Western Kentucky University student to earn this honor. The Rangel Fellowship program prepares outstanding students for careers in the U.S. Department of State foreign service. Through the fellowship, Richardson will receive...

The Rural Blog: U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says farmworker visa program to be overhauled

The departments of Labor, Agriculture, State and Homeland Security will modernize the H-2A visa program that brings in foreign farmworkers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said recently. Farmers have been struggling to find enough workers since the Trump administration cracked down on illegal immigration; more than 55 percent of California farmers surveyed in March said half their land...

Six Western Kentucky University students awarded Fulbright students grants for international studies

Six Western Kentucky University students have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for the 2018-19 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Sarah Angelle of Monticello, Sarah Linder of Louisville, Logan Mitchell of Hebron, Lily Nellans of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Maggie Sullivan of Louisville and Elizabeth Upshur of Antioch, Tennessee...

BCTC student Jeffery Ishmael selected for the U.S. Department of State scholarship to study abroad

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) and the U.S. Department of State have announced that Jeffery Ishmael, BCTC student, and state legislative intern, is one 1,000 American undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year. “I’m...

With five recipients, Western Kentucky University among top producers of Fulbright Scholars in nation

Western Kentucky University has again been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students as announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Five WKU students received Fulbright awards for academic year 2017-18, placing WKU in a tie for fourth place among master’s institutions nationally. WKU is the only Kentucky institution to make the list, published in...