SJC Long Island Student Receives Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

December 11, 2019

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – December 11, 2019 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Gabriella Marino ’21 was recently selected as a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study hospitality and tourism at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.  

“All of us at St. Joseph’s are so proud of Gabriella and this tremendous accomplishment,” said Linda Lubranski, coordinator of global studies and director of academic engagement at SJC Long Island. “One of the many benefits of attending a smaller school like ours is that students get customized attention and advisement on scholarship opportunities. We also allow students to apply their institutional scholarship toward tuition abroad and do not charge students a fee for studying abroad. We do everything we can to help students take advantage of opportunities such as this one.”

Gabriella is from Yaphank, New York, and is majoring in hospitality and tourism management at SJC Long Island. She will be taking five courses at Florence University: Florence Food and Culture Experience; Food of Italy Regional Cultures; Italian Vegetarian Cultures and Traditions; International Tourism and Elementary Italian. 

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. government, and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program offers grants for U.S. undergraduate students to pursue credit-bearing academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. 

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.