Emilie Rusch

3 Mines students win prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Orediggers will study in Germany, Ireland, Hungary during the 2024-25 academic year

Headshots of 2024 Mines Gilman Scholars

Three Colorado School of Mines students have been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Since 2012, Mines has had 11 Gilman Scholars, including Banuelos, Derritt and McGivney this year. 

The Congressionally funded Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population studying and interning abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduate Pell Grant recipients who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise study abroad. Since the program’s establishment in 2001, more than 41,000 Gilman Scholars from all U.S. states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories have studied or interned in more than 160 countries around the globe. 

The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  

Colorado School of Mines students who wish to apply to the Gilman Scholarship may seek advising and support from the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships. For more information, please contact Ashley Weibel at 

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

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