By Allison Perkins
Marvin P. Kolodzik Scholar, BBA '17
Assietou and Nene Ly, sisters and undergraduate students at UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, were each awarded $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad exchange to the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
As two of only 800 undergraduate students to earn this scholarship across the nation, the Ly sisters, both Business Fellows, are honored to have received this prestigious award and describe it as "proof that perseverance and effort will always benefit you on your path to success."
The aim of the Gilman scholarship is to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions they go. Named after Congressman Gilman of the House of Representatives, the scholarship strives to better position students for leadership roles in politics and the private sector by giving them the opportunity to better understand other cultures, languages, and economies.
Both Assietou and Nene, BBA international business, will travel to Belgium in the fall.