UCSC sees record Gilman Scholarship recipients

May 18, 2022


The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 for Pell Grant recipients to study or intern abroad. A supplemental award of up to $3,000 is available to students who will study a critical need language for a combined total of $8,000.

This year, 37 UC Santa Cruz students received the Gilman Scholarship, a record number for UC Santa Cruz. In comparison, 18 students received the scholarship last year.

Global Learning Coordinator and Advisor Ashley Bayman, who manages the Gilman Scholarship process for students, facilitated various outreach programs and initiatives, which greatly contributed to the spike in recipients.

“This year we are thrilled to see so many deserving students receive funding through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help pay for their global learning experiences,” Bayman said. “We worked hard to ensure that students were aware of the scholarship and received necessary support through initiatives including information sessions, email campaigns, essay reviews, and so much more. It’s encouraging to see our students take advantage of this incredible scholarship opportunity granted by the U.S. Department of State.”

“Scholarship funding is critical for many of our students to participate in Global Learning programs as part of their undergraduate degree,” Director of Global Learning Alice Michel said.

More scholarship information can be found on the Global Learning website under Affording Global Learning.

Providing Global Learning Opportunities for All is key to our Strategic Plan for Internationalization.