Sustainability student wins Gilman Scholarship for study abroad

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides study abroad opportunities for university students in the U.S. who are receiving federal Pell Grant funds. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray study abroad costs. Ariel LeBarron, a sustainability major, received $5,000 to study at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, where she will focus on German and sustainability in Fall 2014.

"The Gilman Scholarship will enhance my undergraduate experience because it allows me the ability to study in Germany to learn the language, culture and sustainability initiatives implemented throughout Germany," said LeBarron, who ultimately would like to become a professor or work with the city of Phoenix on implementing community sustainability practices.