PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College business student Elie Tanous has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to study abroad, the Paramus-based school announced recently.
Tanous, a Moonachie resident whose father runs an international manufacturing company in Syria, will use his U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in China this spring.
Tanous, who developed an interest in global business and trade while working with his father, said studying abroad will give him “more opportunities and a more accurate approach to business.”
The scholarship program is administered by the Institute of International Education.
According to the U.S. Department of State, Tanous is one of 800 undergraduate students from 355 colleges selected to receive the award.
He is the seventh Bergen student to win the scholarship since 2011, said the public, two-year college.
Gilman scholars can apply their scholarship money towards their studies or internship costs.
The program aims to diversify students who study and intern abroad as well as the countries and regions they visit.
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