Loves Park student named a Gilman Scholar

Chaz Hernandez, a student from Loves Park, Ill., who attends Grand Valley State University, has been named a Gilman Scholar for the summer 2012 semester, and will be able to use his scholarship to study abroad.

Grand Valley ranks among the top schools in terms of Gilman Scholarship winners. Collectively, Hernandez and eight other Grand Valley students will get $34,500 in scholarships.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is operated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute for International Education.

Hernandez is a cell and molecular biology major and will study in Costa Rica.

The deadline for students who want to apply for winter 2013 Gilman Scholarships is Sept. 25. For more information, contact Amanda Cuevas at or visit

From the May 23-29, 2012, issue

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