Student awarded national scholarship to participate in study abroad program

Alfred State student Bernardo Deschamps of Brooklyn, NY, has been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Presented annually, the purpose of this scholarship is to add diversity to study abroad programs. The scholarship is offered by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Deschamps is a junior studying architectural technology at Alfred State. He was selected for the scholarship out of more than 2,600 applications and will receive $4,500 from the organization to participate in Alfred State’s study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy in January. The program takes place at the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento where programs were recently ranked No. 1 in a USA Today article identifying the top 10 study abroad programs offered today.