Prestigious International Scholarship Awarded to Veterinary Technology Students

April 29, 2016

Congratulations are in order for two Purdue Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Technology students, Brittney Frenger and Rachelle Boneff, both of the VT Class of 2017, who have been selected to receive the esteemed Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the summer 2016 academic term. Notified late last week of the award, Brittney and Rachelle were selected along with 1,150 U.S. undergraduate students from 377 colleges across the country.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go, while providing students with a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies, making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.

Best wishes and safe travels to Rachelle who will be heading to Ecuador to study with the Amazon Rescue Veterinary Clinic, and Brittney who will be working with the Lilongwe Wildlife Center in Malawi! Click here to read the full press release.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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