850 Students Receive Study Abroad Scholarship


According to NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the number of students going abroad to study for credit increases every year.

From 289,408 in 2013 to 304,467 in the next academic year, there is a rise in students spending a year months to a year in another country as part of their college program.

For many, though, studying abroad is an unnecessary expense, as college tuition fees hike every year.

In order to combat that problem, schools around the country offer scholarships and programs to help students study abroad.

One such scholarship program that lets college students spend some time studying in foreign countries is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

More than 800 students from 324 colleges and universities have received a Gilman Scholarship.

The recipients get around $5,000 to use for the study abroad program they choose.

For the academic year 2016-2017, starting this fall, students were selected from various institutions to travel to and study in countries like Ghana, Cyprus, Japan, UAE, Czech Republic, France, and others.

The state of California had the most awarded university students, that is, more than 160 were recipients of the scholarship award.

Out of more than 300 academic institutions, the San Francisco State University had the highest number of awardees: 27 university students.

Next is the University of California, Santa Barbara, with 25 selected students.

Meanwhile, the University of California, Irvine has 19 awardees, followed by the University of California, Los Angeles with 13 students.

The University of Texas at Austin had 12 students.

Those with 11 recipients were: George Washington University, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

University of Washington had 10 awardees, and the University of Colorado, Boulder had 9; there were a couple that had 8 chosen students: North Carolina A&T State University, University of California, San Diego, American University, University of California, Davis, University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Rhode Island.

Down the College list with 7 student scholars at each school:

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Georgetown University, Knox College
  • Portland State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Other Colleges, those with 6 scholars are:

  • Beloit College
  • Berea College
  • Oregon State University
  • State University of New York, New Paltz
  • Union College of New York
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of New Mexico, Main Campus
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Further down are Colleges with 5 student scholars:

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Appalachian State University
  • Loyola University, Chicago
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Macalester College
  • Susquehanna University
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Spelman College
  • New York University

Colleges with 4 student scholars each:

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Barnard College
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Loyola University of New Orleans
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seattle University
  • Florida International University
  • Wabash College

The full list of Scholarship recipients can be found at the Institute of International Education.

Rob Clark

SchoolCampus.org admin staff managing editor

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