Andrea Eleazar, MedTech Innovation II student, received Freeman Award for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) and a Gilman Scholarship May 19, 2021 Andrea Eleazar, B.S. in Public Health, is a rising student in MedTech Innovation II - Biologics course. She received both a Freeman Award for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) and a Gilman Scholarship for study at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore in Winter 2022! About Freeman-ASIA From its inception in 2001, the Freeman-ASIA program has made study abroad in East and Southeast Asia possible for over 5,000 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions. Freeman-ASIA scholarships support U.S.-based undergraduates with financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States. The program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with generous support from the Freeman Foundation. About the Gilman Scholarship The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports undergraduates studying and interning abroad in a diverse array of countries and world regions. Scholars are selected for their academic preparedness, diversity of background and experience, connection of their program to their academic and professional goals, and plans for impacting their community upon return to the U.S. This congressionally-funded program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State is named after the late congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from New York. With his support, the program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.