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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

All Scholars in front of Dover Retreat Center

Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College to embark on an integrated honors educational experience designed to embody the best of the university and its Jesuit heritage of educational excellence in service to society - the Boston College Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program.

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program works in tandem with the University's honors curricula, challenging Scholars over four years through summer programs focusing on service learning, international experience and professional internships. During the academic year, Scholars interact with one another on a weekly basis.  Each Tuesday night the Scholars gather to attend a cultural event, meet to discuss their academic disciplines, discuss career discernment or to work on special projects.

These gatherings are intended to nurture their development into the nation's future leaders. Presidential Scholars receive full tuition scholarships and all GPSP-sponsored summer programs are funded.

Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News

Photo of Patricia Noonan

GPSP class of 2007 Patricia Noonan's original musical "Learning How to Drown" will be playing at Robsham Theater in February!

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Ali Mills '18 & Jackson Bowers '17 are photographed in the feature on five of BC's Laboratories, found in the Fall 2015 issue of the Boston College Magazine.  Their lab, Higgins 430, is discussed about halfway down the page.

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Isra Hussain '17 makes the news again in an article on Huffington Post. 

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Isra Hussain '17 is mentioned in a timely Christian Science Monitor article about students taking on Islamophobia.

Photo of Claudio Quintana

Senior Claudio Quintana was named one of the 2016 "Best and Brightest" by Poets & Quants.

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Elements Editor-in-Chief, Marissa Marandola '16, is featured in a recent BC Chronicle article on the undergraduate reasearch journal.

photo of Junior Isra Hussain

Jesse Mu '17 and Isra Hussain '17 participated in the recent "BC Talks".  Click Here for the Heights article.

Maire Pellissier head shot

Alumna Marie Pellissier '15 is number 10 on the Washington Post's list of "The Most Facinating Wikipedia Articles You've Never Read" To see the full list click here

David Makransky and female lead on stage in "Carousel"

Read the review for the BC production of Carousel starring David Makransky '17 here.  

Photo of the GPSP Class of 2018 with 2 poetry slam poets

The class of 2018 held their first event for their Social Justice Project on Mass Incarceration Tuesday night, October 20th.  To read the Heights article written by GPSP freshman Connor Murphy, click here

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David Makransky '17 stars in this month's production of "Carousel" at Robsham Theater, from October 21-25.  Click here to read about it. 

Photo of Sophomore Riley Soward

Riley Soward '18 is number 13 on the BostInno Top 25 Start-up Founders Under age 25!  Click here for the article.

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Jeremy Zipple SJ '00 premiered his new video "For the Greater Glory of God" at Robsham.  Click here for full article.

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The class of 2018 has created a short video for their upcoming Social Justice Project on mass incarceration.  The Project is a two-part event, with the first event being a Poetry-Slam on October 20th, and the second event planned for April 5th, 2016. Event details will be posted when available.  Click here to view the video.

A glimpse into the experience of Brooke Loughrin, GPSP'14, the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. Video below:

Read the newest issue of Ex Libris  (available in PDF).  To read recent past issues of Ex Libris and archived GPSP news, click here.