Autumn Herndon ’19 Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Panama

The international studies major will travel to Panama this summer.

Autumn Herndon facing cameraAutumn Herndon ’19 is one of approximately 1,000 college students nationwide to receive a Gilman scholarship. The scholarship of $3,500 will enable Herndon to study abroad in Panama this summer.  

“Autumn is such an amazing student, and we are so grateful for the work of Br. Dan [Gardner] in guiding her through the application process,” said Ricardo Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor of sociology and director of the study abroad program at Manhattan College. “As a former Fulbright professor in Panama, I am very happy to finally see a student going to study and perform service there.” 

A native of Clifton Park, N.Y., Herndon plans to graduate in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Herndon has interned at Corewoman in New York City, working on the research team to gather data and report on political gender gaps in Latin America. She was also an intern at the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York City, working with the Center’s development staff on public relations and events.

The Gilman Scholarship has enabled more than 25,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.

The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

By Pete McHugh