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We are happy to announce that UC Berkeley has been named the Top Producer of Gilman Scholars amongst all participating institutions and a Top Producing Institution of Gilman Scholars in five categories for the 2017-2018 academic year! 

The Gilman Scholarships Program provides 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 28,000 Gilman Scholars to nearly 150 countries around the globe.


UC Berkeley is on the Gilman Top Producers list in the following categories:

  • Top Producer of Gilman Scholars Amongst all Participating Institutions, with 98 Gilman Scholars
  • Top Producer: Racial and Ethnic Minority Students (Large Colleges and Universities)
  • Top Producer: First-Generation College Students (Large Colleges and Universities)
  • Top Producer: Students with Disabilities (Large Colleges and Universities)
  • Top Producer: STEM Students (Large Colleges and Universities)
  • Top Producer: Most Unique Destinations (Large Colleges and Universities)


Congratulations to all of the Gilman Program Scholars who helped make UC Berkeley a Top Gilman Institution!

“UC Berkeley Study Abroad is extremely proud to be recognized as a Gilman Scholarship Top Producer in so many important categories," said Berkeley Study Abroad Director Darin Menlove. "As Director, I am extremely proud of our dedicated advisers who work diligently throughout the year with students to such success. It’s an honor to staff and students alike to have so many Gilman recipients on the Berkeley campus, and to be part of this much-needed effort to increase access and affordability for study abroad. We look forward to the stories shared by students when they return, and the sense of gratitude for the impact the Gilman awards have on our student community.”

The Gilman Top Producers list highlights institutions that are at the forefront of expanding study abroad through the Gilman program by sending the most first-generation college students, racial or ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, or students studying in STEM fields. Institutions sending the most Gilman Scholars to the largest number of different overseas destinations also receive recognition for their role in broadening the geographical diversity in study abroad. The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the list, organized by small, medium, and large four-year institutions, and associate’s colleges.

Special thanks to the Berkeley Study Abroad advisers for their hard work holding workshops, reviewing essays, and meeting with potential Gilman Scholars. There's no doubt that their passion has helped earn UC Berkeley's Top Gilman status!