Since 2012, 537 UCR students have applied for the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award. Of that, 149 UCR students have been awarded, totaling over $550,000.
Why is Gilman, and scholarships like it, so important?
“A Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.” If it were not for the support of these awards, traditionally underrepresented students, like most UCR students, would not learn abroad. One of the main barriers for these students is often financially-related.
Madison Reichold, a fall 2021 UCR Gilman Scholar said, “By receiving the Gilman Scholarship, I feel one significant step closer to an experience of a lifetime. While my financial situation served as a concern for studying abroad, opportunities like the Gilman Program pushed me to apply and provided me with the resources I need to achieve my goals while abroad.”
We congratulate the latest UCR Gilman recipients for winter/spring 2022:
- Kody Pham, 3rd year Business major studying with UCEAP Korea University
- Pamela Cordova, 4th year Psychology major studying with UCEAP Business and Entrepreneurship in London
- Atira Jollevet, 4th year Linguistics major studying with UCEAP Yonsei University
- The Education Abroad team