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Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 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.
The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below.
The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad.
The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
The applicant is studying abroad for at least 4 weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 4 weeks.
The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.
The applicant is studying in the fall, spring, or academic year terms including winter inter-sessions. Summer only programs are not eligible.
At least four weeks. This scholarship does not cover summer-only programs.
Over 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year 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. 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.
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.
The online application is available at the above web site. Interested students should speak with their study abroad advisor in the International Studies Office; this advisor will need to submit a certification in support of your application. There are two application deadlines, one in March and one in October.