Eight UR Students Awarded Competitive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad in Germany, Cuba, New Zealand, and More in 2021

July 16, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Eight University of Richmond students have been offered Gilman scholarships to support their study abroad experiences in 2021. The students include:

  • Raven Baugh, a senior from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Baugh is double majoring in American Studies and English and intends to complete her award in Germany.
  • Lesly Corado-Santiago, a senior from Norwalk, Connecticut. Corado-Santiago is majoring in biology with a minor in Healthcare Studies and intends to complete her award in Spain.
  • Meena Darvesh, a junior from Henrico, Virginia. Darvesh is double majoring in Environmental Studies and anthropology and intends to complete her award in New Zealand.
  • McKenna Dunbar, a sophomore from Fort Washington, Maryland. Dunbar intends to complete her award in Germany.
  • Taylor Hurtado, a senior from Fort Worth, Texas. Hurtado is double majoring in biology and English and intends to complete this award in Cuba.
  • Michelle Khlat, a senior from Richmond, Virginia. Khlat, who is majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Asia and minoring in Japanese, intends to complete her award in Japan.
  • Sarah Murtaugh, a sophomore from Round Hill, Virginia. Murtaugh intends to complete her award in France.
  • Indya Woodfolk, a junior from Mosley, Virginia. Woodfolk is double majoring in anthropology and Environmental Studies and intends to complete this award in Morocco.

Two additional students, Marie Inasaridze, a junior from Lorton, Virginia, and Renata Stankowska, a senior from Ewing, New Jersey, have been named alternates and may receive awards at a later date.

“With limited study abroad options for fall, we are delighted that Gilman has presented much flexibility and an array of options for our students to use this award, including delay to future terms and online programs,” said Dana Kuchem, director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships. “These scholarships are competitive, and University of Richmond students are compelling applicants.” 

More than 65 percent of University of Richmond students complete a study abroad experience before graduating.

University of Richmond has had 43 Gilman Scholars since the program started in 2001.


Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.