Purdue HHS students recognized with highly competitive awards for research/study abroad

Written by: Denise Buhrmester, dmbuhrmester@purdue.edu

"Congrats HHS Award Recipients, National and International Scholarship Office"

Nine Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences students were recently recognized by the National and International Scholarship Office in the John Martinson Honors College for receiving highly selective external awards requiring a campus nomination from Purdue.

  • Samuel Gray (psychological sciences major) — Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alternate*
  • Victoria Patellos (psychological sciences major) — Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant Offered
  • Deirdre Sullivan (psychological sciences major) — Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alternate*
  • Lydia Farmer (psychological sciences and developmental and family science majors) — Gilman Scholarship Recipient
  • Marina Haworth-Snow (medical laboratory sciences major) — Gilman Scholarship Recipient
  • Madison Koenig (family and consumer sciences education major) — Gilman Scholarship Recipient
  • Autumn Reynolds (public health major) — Gilman Scholarship Recipient
  • Nicholas Walters (kinesiology major) — Gilman Scholarship Recipient
  • Alanna Patterson (early childhood education and exceptional needs major) — Gilman-McCain Scholarship Recipient

Fullbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides postbaccalaureate funding for eight to 12 months for individuals to study, research or teach abroad while promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Eligible applicants include undergraduates entering their senior year, alumni who earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Purdue as their most recent degree, and current graduate students who will not have completed a PhD prior to the beginning of their grant year.

There are two major types of Fulbright awards for U.S. students: study/research grants and English teaching assistantship grants.

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program also aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions.

Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are studying a critical-need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominately spoken may be considered for the Critical Need Language Award for a total maximum award of $8,000.

New: In 2023, Gilman now offers a STEM Supplemental Award of up to $1,000 to conduct STEM research associated with the student’s study abroad program.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

*Fulbright Alternate: A candidate who can be promoted to finalist status if additional funding becomes available.