Ahmid Mohammed Murtada ’22 Earns Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Murtada will travel to Venice, Italy, in the spring.

Portrait photo of Ahmid Mohammed MurtadaAhmid Mohammed Murtada ’22, a student in Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business, has received a $4,000 Gilman Scholarship. The scholarship enables him to study abroad in Venice, Italy, during the spring 2022 semester.  

Prior to coming to Manhattan College, Murtada served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was an automated logistical specialist and a human resources specialist. 

After an honorable discharge, Murtada came to the northwest Bronx, where he is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems at Manhattan College. Fluent in Arabic, Hausa and English, Murtada is a member of Manhattan College’s Investment Club and its Student Veterans Organization. 

Murtada is the fourth Manhattan College to receive a Gilman Scholarship, joining students who have studied abroad in Madrid and Malaga, Spain, and Panama throughout the past decade.

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