The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs congratulates the Gilman Top Producing Institutions for academic year 2021-2022.
Watch U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recognize our Top Producing Institutions here.
Top Producing Colleges and Universities
1 – Mercer University
2 – Berea College
3 – University of Richmond
1 – Emory University
2 (tie) – Western Kentucky University
2 (tie) – Syracuse University
3 – University of Notre Dame
1 – University of South Florida
2 – University of California-Berkeley
3 – University of California-Davis
1 – Portland Community College
2 – MiraCosta College
3 – Mesa Community College
At Mercer University, the idea that “everyone majors in changing the world” is steeped in our ethos. Thirty percent of Mercer’s population receives the Federal Pell Grant, and as a result has had lower than average global mobility. By prioritizing the Gilman Scholarship and helping historically underserved students succeed with their applications, the university is honoring its commitment to help all students achieve this vision.
– Emily Dunn, Assistant Director of Global Education, Mercer University
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Syracuse University has long prioritized study abroad as fundamental to our mission of preparing students to be globally engaged citizens. We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our study abroad cohorts and to making international education an option for all of our students, regardless of their financial circumstances. The Gilman Scholarship sits at the intersection of those goals. We have prioritized Gilman because it supports meaningful international experiences for our students and also allows the University to increase equity in our global programs. Syracuse University is honored to be recognized for our work with the Gilman Scholarship. This award has allowed even more of our students to have deep – and often life changing – global experiences.
– Gretchen Ritter, Vice Chancellor and Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Syracuse University
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The University of South Florida is proud to prioritize advising students applying for the Gilman Scholarship Program. As an institution with a sizable population of Pell Grant recipients, the Gilman Scholarship is instrumental in helping send students abroad for educational programs and internships. We see experiential learning and education abroad as vital in preparing students for the global workplace, regardless of income level. USF's strategic areas of focus include global and national security, sustainability, and social justice.
– Lauren Roberts, Assistant Director, Office of National Affairs, University of South Florida
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Welcome to the Gilman Family
- Clovis Community College
- Colorado Mountain College
- Friends University
- Greenville University
- Indiana University-East
- La Sierra University
- LaGrange College
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Lindenwood University
- Monmouth University
- Rockhurst University
- Seton Hill University
- Southeastern Louisiana University
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University
- Springfield College
- University of North Texas at Dallas
- Wartburg College
- Wilkes University
Foreign Policy in Focus: Refugees and Migration
The Gilman Program hosted an interdisciplinary and interactive hybrid seminar series focused on global migration and refugees in 2023 to enhance participants’ understanding of global migration and refugees through a foreign policy lens, including the social, political, and economic impacts of these issues.
This series consisted of five virtual seminars and two overseas seminars. The virtual series, hosted by Indiana University and reaching an audience of over 41,000 (live or via recordings) providing the foundational elements of global migration, and international refugee policy. Through case studies and discussions with experts – including from refugee communities – participants learned how each refugee experience is unique, shaped by particular social, political, and economic conditions. The Gilman Program selected fifty Gilman alumni to participate from over 600 applicants to attend one of the two seminars, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece and Amman, Jordan. The overseas seminars allowed Gilman alumni to dive more deeply into the topics discussed during the virtual series – offering concrete examples of refugee policies in locations heavily impacted by global migration.
About the Gilman International Scholarship Program
Throughout its more than twenty-year history, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has reshaped study abroad to make it more accessible by providing scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduate students who, due to high financial need, might not otherwise go abroad. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 41,000 Gilman scholars from all U.S. states, and Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories have studied or interned abroad in over 160 countries.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).