The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce the Summer 2018 Gilman Scholarship recipients. Email notifications were sent on April 26, 2018.
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.
Interested media should contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at email@example.com.
The U.S. Department of States has replaced Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts with a Travel Advisory for each country of the world. Students are eligible to apply for programs in countries that have Level 1 and Level 2 Travel Advisories. For more information about the revised travel policy, please go to the USA Study Abroad website or visit Travel.State.gov. For more information on Gilman eligibility with respect to the new travel policy, please visit the Gilman Program website.
The application for study and intern abroad programs for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-2019 is now open! The student application deadline for both terms is Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:59 Central Standard Time (CST). The certification for advisors is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Review eligibility guidelines here.
The application is now closed for Spring and Summer (Early Application) 2018 Programs Abroad! Advisors certifications are due October 10 by 11:59 pm CDT. Advisors can log into their accounts here.
Education New Zealand (ENZ) U.S. Department of State and Education New Zealand (ENZ) have each committed $50,000 over the next two years to support at least 10 additional Gilman Scholars will study abroad at New Zealand universities over the next two years.