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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

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The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is an academic merit program that awards every year fifteen four-year full tuition scholarships and funds all GPSP-sponsored summer programs.

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 from the Class of 2016 enjoy meeting the donors that have supported them for the past four years at the Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner in April 2016.  Scholar alums Patricia Noonan '07 sang the national anthem and Claudio Quintana '16 gave the speech of gratitude on behalf of his class.

Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News

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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 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.


Junior Reed Piercey is running for 2019 UGBC President! Read The Heights article here.

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The first annual GPSP Women's Summit is taking place on Saturday, March 24th on BC campus.  Details to follow.

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Class of 2007 alums Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico are selling their startup company WePay to JPMorgan Chase.  Read the Silicon Valley Business Journal article here, and about how they founded the company on page 10 of the GPSP brochure here.

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Chris Reynolds '18 is featured in The Heights for his health research.

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Riley Soward '18 is one of The Heights' "Seniors to Watch"

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Mackenzie Arnold and Hagop Toghramadjian are among Boston College's Fulbright Award winners this year. Read the article in the BC Chronicle here.  Jesse Mu is also highlighted for his Winston Churchill Scholarship.

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Jesse Mu and Russell Simons are honored as "BC Seniors to Remember"

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David Makransky starred in Evita at BC this weekend.  Read about it in The Heights

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The Heights featured an article on senior Jesse Mu's accomplishments and vision.

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Boston College Chronicle covers the 29th annual Wall Street Council dinner honoring our seniors. 

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The Boston Herald covered this year's Wall Street Council dinner in NYC.  Jackson Bowers '17 was photographed for the article.

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Mark Noferi '96 recently wrote an article for the American Bar Association newsletter about the Immigration Law Division in the Dept. of Homeland Security. 

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.