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Chelsea Jubitana '21 Awarded Gilman Scholarship

Chelsea Jubitana is one of approximately 1,413 American undergraduate students from 427 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in its Cycle 1 2019 competition. The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad. 

Chelsea Jubitana is a junior of the Class of 2021 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, double majoring in Public Policy and Global Health, and minoring in Psychology. In the Spring of 2020, she will complete an intensive study abroad experience through the School of International Training which examines different health systems in both the rural and urban areas of India and Brazil for 4 weeks each, and South Africa for 5 weeks. Chelsea is a David M. Rubenstein Scholar and a QuestBridge Scholar. In Durham, she serves as the Director of Leadership and Academic Services and mentor  for the Movement of Youth under its affiliation with AmeriCorps. As a Kenan Institute of Ethics Global Human Rights Scholar, Chelsea authored five research-based blogs on the impacts of mass incarceration by comparing countries with systems that differ from the U.S.  She also integrated statistics coding, and social policy to evaluate how many generations it will take for the socio-economic race gap in the United States to close in an independent study titled Upward Mobility: The Pitfall of the American Dream. She aims to dedicate her career to public service using public policy to dismantle systems of oppression for minorities and marginalized groups.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or international internship program costs. For more information and advising support, visit and