Jaelyn Moore, a senior from Shady Spring, has been named a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient for 2020. She is the tenth West Virginia Wesleyan College student to be awarded with the distinctive scholarship over the past ten years.
The Gilman Scholarship is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that enables students to study or intern abroad. The scholarship program is open to undergraduate students who are current U.S. citizens receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study-or-intern abroad programs worldwide.
Moore is a Psychology major and has made the President’s List each semester during her time at Wesleyan. Jaelyn has amassed a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and is additionally pursuing a minor In Criminal Justice. Outside of the classroom, she is a member of the International Honor Society, PSI CHI, and the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Moore has also been selected to be a Psychology tutor and teaching assistant.
One of the requirements for the Gilman Scholarship is choosing a country and program of study before being accepted. For Jaelyn, that choice was Amsterdam, Netherlands, as that has been a place of interest for her for many years.
Professor Tamara Bailey had more to say about Jaelyn’s great accomplishment, “This is an honor for her and WVWC. I find this spring award very challenging to secure and the fact that Jaelyn was applying to the Netherlands was also a limitation, but she had a fantastic story to tell and Gilman offered us our first spring round scholarship since 2014.”
For more information on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, please visit https://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program.