This September, Gilman alumni had the opportunity to attend professional development workshops at three universities throughout the U.S. These full-day interactive workshops were designed to help Gilman alumni develop career readiness skills and build their networks within the Gilman community. Hear more from University of Kansas Gilman alumni Sean Coffey, Melissa Clemens, and Brooke Lepke in this profile from the local news.
Gilman alumni can be great candidates for careers in the State Department. In this article published in State Magazine, The U.S. Department of State features Gilman and Critical Language Scholarship Alumni who currently work for the State Department in areas such as the Civil Service, the Foreign Service, and Space and Advanced Technology.
Congratulations to Gilman Scholar Hunter Zhao for being selected as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair’s Exchange Alumni Member of the Month! Hunter studied abroad at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Greece during the summer of 2016. Read about his Gilman experience and how it helped him find his passion here.
The application for Spring 2019 and early decision Summer 2019 study and intern abroad programs is now open! The student application deadline for both terms is Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST). The certification for advisors is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Review eligibility guidelines here.
We’re excited to announce that the Gilman International Scholarship Program has a new logo. The logo builds on the Gilman legacy by reflecting the vibrant spirit of Gilman Scholars, their unlimited potential, and the multitude of ways they impact their communities abroad and upon return. It is also mobile-friendly! For anyone using the logo on their websites or outreach materials, please visit our Advisor Outreach Tools page to download the new logo and guidelines for its use. We ask anyone using the old logo to please update their materials as soon as possible.
On April 4, 2018, Gilman alum Lucas Rivers received Reach the World’s Alumni Achievement Award at its its Annual Benefit at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park.
Lucas is a 2015 graduate of Union College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Chinese Language. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, using the award to study abroad in Shanghai, China. While in China, Lucas served as a volunteer traveler for Reach the World, matching with a sixth-grade classroom in the South Bronx. From 2015 to 2016, he served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Hà Tĩnh through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and was nominated by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer as one of ten delegates to take part in the U.S. Congress-Republic of Korea National Assembly Exchange Program. Lucas now works as a Program Manager for The Resolution Project in New York City and is a member of the 2018 cohort of the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service through New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Since 2009, Reach the World has shared the journeys of over 1,200 volunteer travelers from around the world with over 21,000 young students across the U.S. and Canada. The Alumni Achievement Award is designed to honor the alumni of RTW’s volunteer traveler program who best reflect the skills and values of global competence, and who have already begun to experience success in their career journey.
For more information on Reach the World, please visit www.reachtheworld.org
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2016-2017. The list recognizes the institutions that made international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for the highest number of American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program.
The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the list, organized by institution size and type.
Topping this year’s list of four-year institutions sending the highest number of Gilman Scholars abroad are Spelman College (GA), Georgetown University (DC), and University of California, Berkeley (CA). Portland Community College (OR) topped the list of associate’s colleges.
Top producing institutions are highlighted for their success in sending the most first-generation college students, racial or ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, and students studying in STEM fields. Institutions that sent the most Gilman Scholars to the largest number of different overseas destinations also receive recognition for their role in broadening geographical diversity in study abroad.
For a full list of the institutions by category, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website at www.GilmanScholarship.org/TopGilman.
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 25,000 Gilman scholars to 145 countries around the globe.
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