Seraphina Buckholtz ’20 has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer 2018. She’ll study in Amman, Jordan, through the Council for Educational Travel, Intensive language and internship program. Buckholtz will study modern standard Arabic and the Jordanian dialect and will intern with a refugee settlement.
A creative writing major at Hamilton, Buckholtz will spend the 2018-19 academic year in the Hamilton in France program and will continue studying Arabic at the l’Institut du monde arabe.
Major: Creative writing
Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.
High School: Ithaca High School
The Gilman International Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.
At Hamilton, Buckholtz is student manager for Bon Appetit, president of the Vegan Club, and vice president of the Spanish club. She served as an ESOL tutor with Project Shine, and taught Spanish at Clinton elementary school.
The international exchange offered by the Gilman Scholarship is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs.