MEMS Senior Cara Rosetti among 2022 Gilman Scholars at Pitt
Nine University of Pittsburgh students have been named to the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which supports undergraduates receiving Pell Grants as they study abroad. Awardees go through a rigorous selection process and receive up to $5,000 to intern or study in another country and develop their leadership skills.
This year’s Pitt winners and their destinations are:
- Dannial Cardillo, a senior in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences studying Chinese (Turkey)
- Justin Curtis, a junior in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences majoring in rehabilitation science (India)
- Makayla Dixon, a first-year student in the School of Nursing (Argentina)
- Shamarraa Dudley, a junior in the Dietrich School studying psychology (South Korea)
- Luke Kantz, a junior in the Dietrich School majoring in molecular biology and minoring in gender, sexuality and women’s studies (India)
- Hajjar Littles, a junior in the David C. Frederick Honors College and the Dietrich School majoring in psychology (Jordan)
- Cara Rossetti, a senior in the Swanson School of Engineering majoring in mechanical engineering (Vietnam)
- Ariella Tucci, a junior in the School of Nursing majoring in nursing (Spain)
- Ryan Welsh, a first-year College of Business Administration student (Germany)
“I am very grateful to be have been selected as a Gilman Scholarship recipient. This award has made my aspirations of studying abroad a reality,” said Rosetti, who is mentored by Visiting Associate Professor Tony Kerzmann.
Gilman recipients were recruited and supported by the Office of National Scholarships, housed within the Frederick Honors College. The office is open to all Pitt students and offers personalized mentoring as they tackle the scholarship application process. Scholar mentors provide expert advice and feedback on application essays, coach students through mock interviews, host preparation workshops and guide students in cultivating recommenders who can produce effective reference letters.