The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.
The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded annually. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.
Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.
Critical Need Languages include:
The Gilman Scholarship applicants must meet the criteria listed below.
Applications must be submitted online by the campus deadline. There are two components to the Gilman Scholarship Application:
All recipients are required to carry out a follow-on service project that promotes international education and the Gilman Scholarship at the students' home institution or community. The follow-on service project proposal, statement of purpose essay, and academic progress are criteria are closely considered during the selection process.
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