RIT Recognized as Top Producer of Study Abroad Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of State for its efforts to provide opportunities for students with disabilities to study abroad. 

[Above: Geraldine Dang, a 2018 graduate of RIT and a recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, participates in a 2017 summer internship program in Singapore.]

The department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Institute of International Education, announced the inaugural list of postsecondary schools that sent the largest number of students abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program during the 2016-2017 academic year. Supported by Congress, the Gilman Program strives to make study abroad more accessible to and inclusive of all U.S. students. 

Top Producer lists — organized by institution size and type — recognize colleges and universities that have provided access to international opportunities for students who are first-generation, racial or ethnic minorities, or who have a disability, as well as students studying STEM fields. Among medium-sized colleges and universities, RIT was tied for the most Gilman Scholarship recipients with disabilities, with three in 2016-2017. The university is one of 36 U.S. institutions recognized as a Top Producer. 

To learn more, visit gilmanscholarship.org.