The U.S Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education (IIE), would like to thank, Ms. Jennifer Wegleitner, Business Faculty at Presentation College, for her recent service in support of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program’s Selection Panels.

Jennifer shared her expertise and time in evaluating the spring 2017 applications to select the recipients of the Gilman International Scholarship Program. With her assistance, the Gilman Program had more than 2,700 applications reviewed to select just over 850 scholarship recipients. In 2016-17 academic year, the Gilman Program will award more than 2,900 exceptional U.S. undergraduate students a scholarship to participate in multitude of exciting and educational study abroad programs and international internships.

Funded by Congress, the Gilman International Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S citizens. The Gilman Program seeks to reach students who are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad, including students with high financial need, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from community colleges and minority-serving institutions. Since inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 22,000 scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from than 1,100 U.S. institutions of higher education.