The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized UCI for being a top producer of Gilman Scholars in the past 20 years for the large institution category. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who need financial support to study abroad. UCI has produced 248 Gilman Scholars since 2001. This recognition acknowledges UCI’s support of equity, diversity and accessibility in study abroad.
Throughout its 20-year history, the Department of State’s Gilman Program has reshaped study abroad to make it more accessible and inclusive for students by providing scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates who might not otherwise participate. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 34,000 Gilman Scholars from all U.S. states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories have studied or interned in more than 155 countries around the globe, including non-traditional destinations. The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the lists, which are organized by institution size and degree-awarding category.