Scholarship program allows nearly 1,500 students to study abroad every year since establishment in 2001.
For students who wish to study abroad but fear it’s out of their reach, the Gilman International Scholarship (GIS) may be the ticket. Scottsdale Community College Culinary Arts student Kelli Barr received the scholarship in Spring 2018 and is about to fulfill her dream of traveling abroad.
Throughout the month of July, Barr will study world politics and intercultural communications in in Liege, Belgium, with side visits to France, Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. She will earn six credits in total.
Additionally, Barr is crafting a marketing plan to publicize the GIS to inspire other students to apply for the scholarship. She plans to work with the Center for Civic and Global Engagement to promote program information through television and other communication platforms. Barr will also visit and speak with high school students.
The GIS is named after retired Congressman Benjamin Gilman, who served for 30 years. He also chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee before retiring in 2002. Since the scholarship program was established in 2001, more than 25,000 students have received up to $5,000 each to cover the cost of tuition, board, and travel. For students to be eligible for the GIS, they must receive federal Pell Grants.
For more information about the GIS, visit their website or contact Jen Sydow at firstname.lastname@example.org.