State University of New York at New Paltz
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The Institute of International Education (IIE) has put a spotlight on SUNY New Paltz by awarding more than 20 students with federally funded national-level scholarships since fall 2013.  These awards include Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grants to Malaysia and Mexico, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in various countries, and a Boren Scholarship to study abroad in Senegal, the first time a New Paltz student has received this award.  IIE administers these scholarships and, funding for these awards is provided by the U.S. Department of State (Fulbright/Gilman) and the National Security Education Program of the Department of Defense (Boren).

In recent years SUNY New Paltz has emerged as the leading public institution in New York State in terms of Gilman Scholarship recipients.  Seventeen New Paltz students received a total of $58,000 in Gilman Scholarships during the 2013-14 academic year.  Since 2009 nearly 60 students have received approximately $200,000 in Gilman Scholarships.  Five students have already been awarded Gilman Scholarships for the fall semester 2014 to study abroad in Ghana, Japan, and the United Kingdom. 

Dean of International Programs, Bruce Sillner, remarked on New Patlz success, “SUNY New Paltz has made significant efforts to make international educational opportunities available to all of its students.   Our efforts include supporting students in applying for federally-funded, nationally competitive scholarships.  It is a tribute to our students as well as faculty and staff, particularly in international programs, the Educational Opportunity Program and the Office of Financial Aid that New Paltz leads public universities in New York State in the number of Gilman Scholarships awarded.” 

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