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Do you receive a Pell Grant? Have you ever throught about studying abroad? Attend a Gilman Scholarship Info Session & Application Workshop to learn more about an opportunity to earn up to $5,000 in funding for study abroad. Drop in for more information and extra pointers on how to write your Gilman application essays!

Applications are OPEN for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program!


The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements

Students applying for any academic term (Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, or January/May/August Intersessions) must be:

  • a citizen or national of the United States;
  • an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship;
  • in the process of applying to, or accepted to, a credit-bearing study or internship abroad program;
  • applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisor Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System, or is on the list of approved Travel Advisory Level 3 countries/areas.

Gilman Application Deadline: October 6 @ 11:59pm PT, for programs that start between December 1, 2022 and October 31, 2023. This includes Study Abroad program terms: January Intersession 2023, Spring 2023, May Intersession 2023, Summer 2023, August Intersession 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-2024.


Now is the perfect time to start a Gilman or Gilman-McCain application and the Office of Study Abroad is here to help!


Check out or Gilman Scholarship Resource Page for more information & resources.

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