Two Macaulay Honors College Students Receive Gilman International Scholarships

Macaulay  Honors College at The City University of New York congratulates Devin Lee ’17 (Queens College) and Winnie Shen ’18 (Hunter College) for winning the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship Program goal is to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. It is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Devin Lee

Devin Lee


 Devin Lee has a double major in computer science and graphic design. She plans to use her Gilman Scholarship to study at Kobe University in Japan. A Long Island native, Devin and her sister are the first in her family to attend college.

Winnie Shen, a Chinese and political science double major, is also the winner of a Boren Scholarship, an initiative of the National Security Education program which provides funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages. Winnie has enrolled in classes at Nanjing University in China for one semester; in the second semester she will have an internship and learn what it’s like to work in China. The Forest Hills, Queens resident will use her Gilman Scholarship for study in China. Winnie is also a Lisa Goldberg/Revson Scholar.

winnie shen

Winnie Shen

The Gilman Program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. More than 2,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the largest city, New York City. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see

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