Hilton Scholarship

Dwight D. Eisenhower/Conrad N. Hilton Scholarship

The Center for Global Education and the Eisenhower Institute are pleased to announce that three $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to Gettysburg College students who plan to study globally during the Fall 2024 semester.

The primary purpose of the Dwight D. Eisenhower/Conrad N. Hilton Scholarship is to help U.S. students study globally, thereby encouraging and assisting students who bring a strong international orientation to their studies; exhibit, through extracurricular activities, an interest and awareness of the role they can perform in bettering the world; and show through their career aspirations and corresponding curriculum choices, an appreciation of the role that international travel, global trade, and cross-cultural exchange can play in fostering international understanding and world peace.

The scholarship is for Gettysburg College juniors who are applying for global study during the Fall 2024 semester. Preferred applicants will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and can be from any academic discipline. Applicants are awarded on merit.

Recipients are required to submit, upon completion of their program, a blog post for the EI website, a presentation to students/faculty, or another project that can be used to promote the impact of global experiences. Your reflection or project should respond to one of these prompts:

1. How your experience relates to Gettysburg’s “enduring skills”
2. Compare and contrast something between host country and US (policies, values, urban planning, etc.)
3. Connect something you learned abroad with a class or classes you took at Gettysburg

Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024.

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Applications should include:

  • applicant’s academic transcript;
  • an essay, not more than 1,000 words, that reflects on how your chosen global study experience will support your academic and professional goals, and how the program relates to the purpose of this scholarship;
  • a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught the candidate;
  • a copy of a 10-15 page paper written by the student, preferably from a course in his or her major field of study

Transcripts and letters of recommendation can be emailed to ei@gettysburg.edu or paper copies may be sent to the EI office (campus box 2988.) Interviews are not required. However, the Grants Committee has the discretion to hold interviews if it desires to do so. If you have additional questions, please contact CGE at: cge@gettysburg.edu or call (717) 337-6866.

NOTE: Applicants who are receiving financial aid of other kinds from Gettysburg College or elsewhere should be aware that the awarding of an Eisenhower/Hilton scholarship may impact the overall financial aid package they currently receive. If you have additional questions about the scholarship, please contact the Center for Global Education at cge@gettysburg.edu or (717) 337-6866.

Fall 2023 Recipients

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Meriem Hamioui '25

My name is Meriem Hamioui, I am an international student from Morocco, I study International Affairs andInternational Political Economy, before my high school senior year, I took a gap year to go explore and studypolitics and international relations in Belgium. I enjoy cooking, going on walks, night car rides, and gamenights. I am also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. As A freshman in Gettysburg, I started the international club,of which I was the president and joined multiple organizations on campus, including J-street, MUN, MSA, andPeace and Justice. During my sophomore year, I had the privilege of embarking on a European journey over thewinter break as part of the MUN Club program, allowing us to delve into the intricacies of European politicsand gain insights into the workings of EU institutions. During the spring break, I had the opportunity to travel tothe Middle East as part of the "Contours of the Middle East" program led by the Eisenhower Institute. Thisimmersive experience allowed me to delve into the complex issues surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict,explore human rights violations and advocacy, and gain insights into UAE politics and its role in the Gulfregion. Moreover, I am eagerly anticipating my upcoming study abroad experience in Tokyo, Japan. Thanks toyour generous scholarship, I will have the opportunity to focus on the intricate dynamics of the politics globaleconomy during my time there.

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Laura de Matos Leal '25

Laura is a junior at Gettysburg College pursuing a triple major in Economics, PoliticalScience, and French. She is a first-generation international student from Rio deJaneiro, Brazil, and will study abroad in Paris, France, in the spring of 2024. Aftergraduating high school, Laura took a gap year and studied social impact andleadership in Medellín, Colombia, as part of the Latin American LeadershipAcademy. Currently, she works as a Career Ambassador at the Center for CareerEngagement and as a Community Advisor for the Office of Residential Education. Inaddition, she serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for AlphaOmicron Pi and has taken part in EI programs such as Contours of the Middle Eastand Global Focus - Competing with China. She recently founded the BrazilianStudent Association club on campus, and her recent internships include roles at ABInBev and PwC. Finally, Laura's passion centers around Environmental, Social, andGovernance (ESG) and international development.

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Penelope Michua-Brooks '25

Penelope Michua-Brooks is from New Oxford, Pennsylvania and is a Music Education major. She performs as the principal oboist for the Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony, and also studies music composition. Penelope will be traveling to Vienna, Austria during the Spring 2024 semester. This scholarship will assist her in pursuing music theory and performance studies abroad in a new cultural environment. She hopes to use her study abroad experience to inform her educational pedagogies and musicianship so that she can create a more diverse and equitable environment throughout her career. In her free time, Penelope enjoys hanging out with friends, her dog and cat at home, and listening to music.