Brandeis among top producers of Gilman Scholars

A gilman scholar at a restaurant

Joelle Robinson '18 during her Gilman scholarship study abroad experience.

Brandeis University has been named a Top Producing Institution by the Gilman Scholarship program.

Overseen by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, the Gilman Scholarship program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The program offers undergraduate recipients awards of up to $5,000.

In a report issued earlier this month by the Department of State, Brandeis ranked 4th overall among schools with 5,000 or less undergraduates in producing Gilman Scholars in the 2016-17 school year, first among small schools in students with disabilities, and second among small schools in producing Gilman Scholars from under represented racial or ethnic groups. The Office of Study Abroad at Brandeis helps facilitate students in applying for Gilman Scholarships and fulfilling their study abroad experience.

“We want all students, regardless of their background or experiences, to believe that study abroad is an opportunity that they can pursue,” said Alisha Cardwell, study abroad advisor at Brandeis. “The students who receive the Gilman Scholarship are not only able to study abroad and have new academic and personal experiences without finances holding them back, but they are then able to bring those experiences back to campus.”

The full report from the Department of State can be found on the Gilman Scholarship website.

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