Orange Coast College is being recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds.
On April 9, the U.S. Department of State announced its inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program during the 2016-2017 academic year. The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the list, organized by institution size and type.
OCC has been cited for success in the category "Top Associate's Colleges."
"At Orange Coast College it is a priority to affirm the significance of each of our students by finding ways to enable them to accomplish something while studying here that will have a great positive impact on their lives" says Associate Dean of Global Engagement Nathan Jensen. "The Gilman Scholarship, reaching out to those students most in need, causes many students to start to dream about what is possible. We work to ensure that eligible students are aware of the opportunity that Gilman provides. It is a great honor to be recognized as a Top Producing Institution and inspires us to expand the work we have been doing."
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, with the support of the U.S. Congress, is reshaping study abroad to make it more accessible and inclusive for American students. The Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population that studies and interns abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate. Since the program's establishment in 2001, more than 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 25,000 Gilman scholars to 145 countries around the globe.
For a full list of the institutions by category, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website at www.GilmanScholarship.org/TopGilman.