Brandeis University announced as a Gilman top producing institution

For the second year in a row, Brandeis University has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Scholarship Program. For 2017-2018, Brandeis University ranked 2ndoverall among small colleges and universities (under 5,000 students) in producing Gilman Scholars. In 2016, 2017, Brandeis ranked 4thoverall in the number of Gilman Scholars for small colleges and universities.

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. Over the past five academic years, 65 students have been awarded $235,000 in scholarships through the Gilman Scholarship program. The Office of Study Abroad at Brandeis helps facilitate students in applying for Gilman Scholarships and fulfilling their study abroad experience.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, with the support of the U.S. Congress, is reshaping study abroad to make it more accessible and inclusive for American students.  The Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population studying and interning abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate.  Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 28,000 Gilman scholars to nearly 150 countries around the globe.

Categories: General, International Affairs

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