January 24, 2022
Shelley Jewell, the schooling overseas director for the University of Wyoming’s Global Engagement Office, has been chosen by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to serve as an inaugural Gilman Advisor Ambassador.
For the subsequent two years, Jewell will promote the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program that’s provided at faculties and universities throughout the U.S. She will information college students within the software course of, as nicely as advise program directors on program insurance policies and implementation.
“I feel honored to be a part of this inaugural cohort of Gilman Advisor Ambassadors,” Jewell says. “It’s a privilege to connect with other advisers and the higher education community to share the good work of the Gilman program.”
Jewell has suggested Gilman candidates for greater than 10 years to supply study-abroad alternatives to Pell Grant recipients.
Since 2001, the Gilman program has awarded greater than 34,000 scholarships to American undergraduate college students of restricted monetary means from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories. Gilman students mirror the wealthy range of the U.S. and have engaged with their friends, communities and host campuses in additional than 155 international locations.
Almost 70 p.c of Gilman students self-identify as racial or ethnic minorities; almost 50 p.c as first-generation faculty college students; and nearly 60 p.c come from rural communities and small cities throughout the U.S.
“I am thrilled that Shelley has been selected as an inaugural Gilman Advisor Ambassador,” says Isadora Helfgott, UW’s vice provost for international engagement. “Under her leadership, we have seen excellent success from students at UW in earning Gilman scholarships.”
As half of the brand new initiative, 20 Gilman Advisor Ambassadors, who symbolize various establishments in 18 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, have been chosen from a pool of candidates. The inaugural cohort consists of professionals from study-abroad places of work, monetary companies, honors faculties and different scholar companies positions. The cohort members will obtain coaching from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of ECA and Gilman program employees.
Advisers will work collectively to supply increased schooling views on the Gilman program, mentor new Gilman advisers and take part in national-level outreach efforts by way of different applications such as conferences and campus engagement.
“Shelley, serving as an ambassador, is both an opportunity for us to give back to the Gilman program and to learn how we can continue to extend this transformative opportunity among UW students,” Helfgott says.
The program is funded by the U.S. authorities and supported by the Institute of International Education for its implementation.
For extra details about ECA applications, initiatives and achievements, go to https://eca.state.gov/.