The Gilman International Scholarship offers grants to American undergraduates who require money to study abroad, especially those from different backgrounds and those going to unusual places.
About Gilman Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program offered by the U.S. Department of State that enables students with limited financial resources to study or intern abroad and so gain skills vital to our country’s security and economic competitiveness.
Undergraduate students from the United States who are receiving Federal Pell Grant support at a two-year or four-year college or university are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship Program in order to take part in study and internship abroad programs all over the world.
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
- Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
- Be in the process of applying to, or being accepted for a study abroad or internship program.
The amount of the award will vary based on the study’s length and the needs of the student. Candidates who are studying a critical need language while overseas in a nation where the language is widely spoken may request a bonus grant of up to $3,000, for $8,000 in awards.
How to Apply
- Log-into the CASH application to see if you receive a Pell grant.
- Read the scholarship overview, program eligibility and applicant FAQs.
- Attend a Gilman Scholarship Information Session. View the Education Abroad events calendar.
- Take part in the Gilman Writing Workshop. View the Education Abroad events calendar.
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad. Do well to apply now.