The scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis to 12 qualifying students across the country, this year the scholarships totaled $36,000 and the students were each awarded $3,000 each.
The U.S. Department of State has awarded a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (the maximum the program allows) to Lexi Edwards '17 who will use the funds to study at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. The Gilman Scholarship program received more than 2,700 applications and more than 800 students were offered awards to study abroad and participate in career-oriented internships eligible for academic credit in countries all around he world this spring.
Ashley Shoell '15 worked this summer on a research project that investigated coping styles of sexual and gender minority persons, funded by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Summer Science Research Fellows Program.
Fourteen-year-old Madison Hobbs of Concord, North Carolina, is enrolled in the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) at Mary Baldwin College. PEG is for students 13-15 years of age who will bypass some or all of their high school years.
Mwazomela Mbewe '16 worked with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Peter Ruiz-Haas this summer through Mary Baldwin College's Woodson Summer Research Fellows Program. In the lab, Mbewe investigated methods to destroy bisphenol-S (BPS), a chemical compound found in wastewater, with UV light.
Mary Baldwin College students Irmamarie Avelsgard, Michelle Radford, Selma Elsarrag, and Sophia Stone traveled to San Diego in April to attend the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) annual meeting.