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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing career oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

All applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that s/he will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship. The program abroad must be at least 3 weeks long in one country.

Award Benefit: up to $5,000
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, passport and visa fees.

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Deadlines: early October for Cycle 1 & early March for Cycle 2

Cycle 1: Open mid-August; closes first Tuesday in October
Cycle 1 is for applicants whose programs start from January 1 to December 31. This cycle encompasses Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Academic Year programs.

If an applicant is not selected for Cycle 1, they may re-apply for the next cycle as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and their program falls within the start dates.

Cycle 2: Open mid-January; closes first Tuesday in March
Cycle 2 is for applicants whose programs that start from May 1 to April 30. This cycle encompasses Summer, Fall, Academic Year, Winter, and Spring programs.

If an applicant is not selected for Cycle 2, they may re-apply for the next cycle as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and their program falls within the start dates.

Attend a Gilman information meeting!
Review our calendar of events for new meetings, generally in September and February each academic year.
You can also visit with a Study Abroad Advisor for more details on the Gilman Scholarship!