Two Oklahoma City University students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in Kyoto, Japan, for the spring semester.
Mark Zachery and Bryne Harris were awarded $5,000 scholarships for the spring 2013 semester.
Zachery and Harris will attend Ritsumeikan University through OCU's reciprocal exchange program. Both are American Indian Scholars at OCU.
Zachery is a biomedical science major and Harris is an English major.
They are enrolled in the Intensive Japanese Language track at Ritsumeikan University.
The Gilman Scholarship is funded through the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is overseen by the Institute for International Education in Houston.
Its goal is to promote study abroad to all students, and particularly for those who are interested in studying outside of Western Europe and those interested in studying critical languages as defined by the State Department.
Alumna named Fulbright finalist
Oklahoma City University alumna Melody Metivier has been selected as a finalist by the U.S. Fulbright Commission to serve as an English teaching assistant in Germany from September 2013 through June 2014.