Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program
offers scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited
financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.
Named after retired Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman,
NY, the program's goal is to diversify the kinds of students who study
abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Specifically, the
Gilman Program offers scholarships for students who have been
traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.
Award recipients receive up to $5,000 to apply toward
study abroad program costs, including program fees, tuition, room and
broad, airfare, books and local transportation.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen undergraduate student at a 2 or 4
year institution in the United States.
Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of
application or during the term of study abroad.
Applicant must be applying to a study abroad program eligible for
credit at the student's institution of higher education in the U.S.
Applicant must be studying abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in one
Study abroad program does not take place in Cuba or a country on the
U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning list.
Study abroad program takes place in a fall, spring or academic
intercessions. Summer only programs are not eligible.
Critical Need Language Supplement
Students studying critical need languages are
automatically considered for the Gilman Critical Need Language
Supplement, which provides Gilman recipients with an additional $3,000
for a total possible award of up to $8,000.
Critical Need Languages include:
The Gilman Program Strongly Encourages
Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds
Students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations
Students attending community colleges
Students with disabilities
Students in fields of study underrepresented in study abroad
Complete the online application at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.
Contact your Financial Aid and Study Abroad advisors at your home
institution to notify them you are applying for the Gilman Scholarship.
Send 3 copies of your transcripts from your current institution and
any previous institution indicated on your application.
For study abroad during Fall & Academic Year
complete online application by April. For study abroad during Spring
complete online application by October.