ACC announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a Gilman Top Producing Institution by the U.S. State Department for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive.

The list, released April 9, recognizes higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in 2016-2017. ACC is among the top associate-degree institutions.

“It is an honor to be recognized,” says William Hayden, ACC International Programs director. “This achievement encourages us to continue assisting ACC students in becoming Gilman Scholars.”

The Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population that studies and interns abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates.

“Receiving the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad made me believe that anything was possible,” says AnnJeanette Farrer, ACC student and Gilman Scholar. “It shifted the way that I thought about my future, and my goals became bigger than they were before.”

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is making study abroad more accessible to American students. Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 25,000 Gilman scholars to 145 countries.

For more information and a full list, visit the Gilman Scholarship website at or contact the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at [email protected].


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