December 14, 2023 – The Gilman Program is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Gilman Changemaker Award. Funded by IIE’s Board of Trustees, recipients of the Changemaker Award received grants of up to $10,000. These small grants enable Gilman alumni to positively impact their local communities in the United States. Through their projects, the Gilman Changemakers will be addressing critical issues such as environmental protection, global health, community building, economic development, and the protection of democratic institutions.
There are six recipients of the inaugural 2023 Gilman Alumni Changemaker Grant including one team of two alumni. The recipients are:
- William Blakey, Gilman Scholar to Peru
- Jade Fong, Gilman Scholar to South Korea
- Chelsea Hanway, Gilman Scholar to Ireland and Northern Ireland
- Fatima Kouyate, Gilman Scholar to Israel
- Nataly Morales, Gilman Scholar to Peru and Melissa Silva, Gilman Scholar to Spain (team project)
- Chou Moua, Gilman Scholar to China
We congratulate the 2023 recipients and look forward to their future success!