Student earns national scholarship to study in Spain

Fletcher Haynes ’12, a Spanish major, was recently named a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar — an honor that will allow him to broaden his global knowledge while studying abroad.

Haynes will study at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas in Granada, Spain, this fall. Europe is one of the most competitive regions for people applying for the $5,000 award.

“I wanted to study in Granada because it is a great place to practice my Spanish — not many people there speak fluent English — and it also has many culturally significant sites, which appeals to my interest in history,” Haynes says.

“I hope to go on to be either a doctor or a physician assistant, and Spanish is incredibly useful in the medical field.”

The award is a branch of the Institute for International Education, the same agency that distributes Fulbright Grants. The program offers funding for study abroad to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grants to two- or four-year universities.

For more about national awards for students, visit Student Academic Grants and Awards.