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Juniata Student from Milford, Pa. Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

(Posted June 28, 2010)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Samantha Morgan, a senior from Milford, Pa. at Juniata College studying psychology, received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland in fall semester 2010.

Morgan, the daughter of Theodore and Carol Morgan, of Milford, is a 2006 graduate of Delaware Valley High School. While at the University of Ulster, she plans on taking courses in developmental psychology, counseling psychology, cognitive psychology and Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Society.

She worked as a research assistant with Lisa Platt, assistant professor of psychology, and completed her own research project, "Male and Female Perceptions on Gender-Specific Professions."

The Gilman Scholarships, named for Benjamin Gilman, a Republican U.S. Representative from New York, offer grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to study abroad. More than 1,200 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded every academic year. The program also encourages students to choose non-traditional destinations for their study-abroad experience.

The program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.

Morgan has been involved in research projects since her sophomore year. She worked as a research assistant with Lisa Platt, assistant professor of psychology, and this academic year completed her own research project, "Male and Female Perceptions on Gender-Specific Professions." She presented her research at the 2010 Juniata Liberal Arts Symposium.

Morgan has been active in intramural sports, playing on the women's rugby team.
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Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.