The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which works to increase access for American college and university students with financial need to study abroad, has released a list of the institutions that sent the most students abroad in 2020–2021 thanks to funding from its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Undergraduates in the United States who are Gilman Scholars are eligible for and receive Pell Grants to help pay for their higher education.
Mercer University (Macon, GA), Wright State University (Fairborn, OH), and the University of California, Berkeley are at the top of this year’s list of four-year universities sending the most Gilman Scholars overseas (Berkeley, CA). Skyline College in San Bruno, California, is the top associate college on the list.
The Department of Education recognised the following institutions for their first-time support of a Gilman recipient:
- Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR)
- Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
- Magdalen College (Warner, NH)
- Ohio Northern University (Ada, OH)
- University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
- Adelphi University (New York City, NY)
- El Camino Community College District (Alondra Park, CA)
During the academic year 2020–2021, approximately 800 Gilman participants from 48 U.S. states and territories were sent to study or intern abroad, by nearly 300 Gilman participating institutions, including virtually, in 77 locations worldwide.
Visit the Gilman Scholarship website at www.GilmanScholarship.org to view a complete list of universities that sent Gilman Scholars abroad.
The list is arranged by small, medium, and large four-year universities, colleges that grant associate degrees, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the State Department in cooperation with the Institute of International Education. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 1,400 American colleges and universities have helped 36,000 or higher Gilman Scholars explore opportunities abroad in more than 155 different nations through study abroad scholarships.
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