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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

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The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is an academic, merit program that annually awards full-tuition scholarships and fully-funded, GPSP-sponsored summer programs to fifteen incoming freshman students who have applied Early Action to Boston College.

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 rigorous 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 &
Alumni In The News

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Dr. Amanda Heron-Parsons '97 is featured in this summer's Boston College Magazine.  Read about the important work she is doing in one of the country's most impoverished counties.

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Dan Creighton '18 is featured in a video produced by the BC Chronicle for his many achievements.

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Chris Reynolds receives the Edward H. Finnegan, S.J., Award at Commencement on Monday.  Read the article in the BC Chronicle here.

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Walker Halstad '18 is representing BC at the 2018 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival, held at BC on April 18th. Details in the Chronicle.

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Daniel Creighton '18 has received the 2018 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award. The BC Chronicle article has the details. Congratulations Dan!

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Jesse Mu '17 was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  Read about the scholarship here and see the list of winners here.

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Austin Bodetti '18 is interviewed about his interest in the Middle East by The Heights

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Reed Piercey '19 (pictured on the right) was elected President of the UGBC for 2018-19!!  Read about his win in The Heights.


Riley Soward '18 has sold his first company Campus Insights. Read the story in the Chronicle and Boston Globe.  Ameet Kallarackal '18 is also mentioned.

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.