April 10, 2018

Oregon State University Announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

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. Oregon State University 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.

Oregon State University has been cited for success in the following categories:

  • Large Institutions(>15,000)
  • STEM Students
  • Total Number of Unique Destinations
  • First Generation College Students 
  • Racial and Ethnic Minority Students

For a full list of the institutions by category, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website at www.GilmanScholarship.org/TopGilman.

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.

Interested media should contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at eca-press@state.gov or LeAnn Adam, OSU Prestigious Scholarships Coordinator leann.adam@oregonstate.edu