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Scholarship Details

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. (including both two-year and four-year institutions)
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or proof that you will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of your study abroad program or internship.
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least 2 weeks for community college students and 3 weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a travel warning issued by the U.S. Dept of State or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation

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Applications are due at 11:59pm CST on deadline day (April 15, 2018 for Spring; August 1, 2018 for Summer; October 15, 2018 for Fall).

How To Submit Your Application

  • Complete the online application
  • There are two essays required as part of the Gilman Scholarship application:
    • The Statement of Purpose Essay
      • Address the impact that your study abroad program or internship will have on your academic, professional, and personal goals
      • Address the impact that receiving the Gilman Scholarship would have on your achievement of these goals
    • The Follow-On Service Project Proposal
      • Explain how you will give back by inspiring others to pursue their own experiences abroad
  • You are limited to 7,000 (including spaces) per essay
  • See website for tips and suggestions for these two essays

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Amount: varies

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