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Evan Little Receives Gilman Scholarship
December 4, 2014

Evan Little, an Honors College junior majoring in Physics and Mathematics, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which he will be using to study abroad in Spring 2015. He has been awarded $4000, which he will use to study in Uppsala, Sweden, while continuing his research in alternative energy. According to Evan, “Sweden is a world leader of innovation in sustainability. I am looking forward to learning from some of the world’s top scientists.”

Evan is most excited about his course in Observational Astrophysics, which will involve experiments taken at the Ångström Laboratory, home of the Westerlund Telescope. The telescope is one of the largest in Scandinavia. He will also be completing a Gilman Service Project, which will focus on encouraging low-income students to study abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to diversify both the type of students who study and intern abroad, and the countries and regions where they go.

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