The U.S. Department of State announced its 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 University of Rhode Island has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for 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.
The University of Rhode Island has been cited for success in the following categories:
Top Medium Colleges and Universities (5,000-15,000 undergrads)
Top Producer: STEM Students
For a full list of the institutions by category, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website at:
About the Program
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 that studies and interns 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.
To date, over 100 students at the University of Rhode Island have been selected as Gilman Scholarship recipients!
For more information on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, visit one of the following web pages: