The Gilman Scholarships offer grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply.
The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below.
All applications for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship must be certified online by both a financial aid and a study abroad advisor. The financial aid advisor will verify that the student is currently receiving a Federal Pell grant and the estimated amount of financial aid, in grants and scholarships, that the student may apply to their study abroad program. The study abroad advisor will verify the study abroad program information provided by the student and that the program they are applying to is an approved, undergraduate credit-eligible program at the student's home university.
When completing the online applications, students will be able to choose the Study Abroad Advisor, Off Campus Programs, and the Financial Aid Advisor, Nancy E. Welch, from the drop down lists provided.
Last Updated: 4/6/10