Hampton, Va. – Hampton University Junior Talia Sharpp is this years recipient of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program that enables students to study abroad.
“I was very excited because I know that there is a lot of prestige associated with the award,” said Sharpp. “It will allow me to be a part of past and present Gilman scholars.”
The award will allow Sharpp to study abroad next semester at SOAS, University of London.
Sharpp plans to become a college professor teaching political science and political theory.
“Talia is a sponge,” said Dr. Sabin Duncan, Director of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College. “Intellectually she brings it. She is really driven. She has a unique combination of drive and coach-ability.”
Sharpp is also a Mellon Mays Fellow recipient which she recieved earlier this year.