MACON – Mercer University junior Simran Khoja was recently selected by the U.S. Department of State to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Khoja, a double-major in economics and math from Lilburn, was among nearly 1,000 undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the country selected to receive this year’s Gilman Scholarships. She is studying abroad in Hong Kong.
“I’ve known I wanted to study abroad since I was very young. I have always loved traveling and learning about different cultures, so I am excited to live in Hong Kong and make it my home for a year,” said Khoja, who also traveled to Ecuador last summer as part of a Mercer On Mission trip.