Conservatory Students Awarded International Scholarships

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that of the five UMKC Pell Grant recipients, three are Conservatory students: Jacinda Godfirnon, Amber Litteken, and Austin Thorn, all of whom won UMKC Summer 2018 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

Jacinda Godfirnon—ISA Service-Learning program in San Jose, Costa Rica; Amber Litteken—Faculty Led Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Austin Thorn—ISA Service Learning in Cusco, Peru.

Here is a quote from the U.S. Department of State's press release, "The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Sarah Rapp, Austin Thorn, Amber Litteken, Ruweida Kulane and Jacinda Godfirnon, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City are among 1,201 American undergraduate students from 363 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the summer of 2018."

"Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas.  The Gilman Scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, 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."


Published: May 2, 2018