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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Goes By: Gilman
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Provides funding for current recipients of Pell Grants to study abroad.

Gilman Scholarships expand opportunities for study abroad for students whose demonstrated financial need might otherwise preclude them from such an experience. The program recruits a diversity of participants and encourages participation by students in a broad range of fields of study in a wide range of countries. Students who have not studied abroad previously are encouraged to apply.

USC students must apply through the Study Abroad Office.

There are two application cycles, please be sure to apply for the cycle that corresponds to your intended study abroad semester.

Please note: USC students should contact Alicia Amerson in the Financial Aid Office to verify their financial need. Students applying for the Gilman must also complete the USC Study Abroad Application due to the Study Abroad Office. The deadline for doing so is March 1 (Feb 15 for programs that begin in the summer) for fall or academic year programs. If your program begins the following spring, you must meet their Oct. 1 deadline in the year you will be studying abroad. See link to Forms and Applications at

Award Value

$5,000 for undergraduate study up to one year. Potential for additional $3000 if also studying a critical language.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes
Year of Study Funded Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Humanities, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Education, Business
Areas of Interest: Language Study, Study Abroad, Summer Opportunity, Underrepresented populations
Language Funding Optional
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Study Abroad Application Deadline for Spring Programs
Sunday, September 15, 2019
5 p.m. ET

Study Abroad Office, Close-Hipp Bldg, Suite 453 (4th floor)

Gilman Spring Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
11:59 p.m. CDT

Gilman Summer Early Application Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
11:59 p.m. CT

Intent to Apply
Friday, November 1, 2019

Study Abroad Application Deadline for Fall/Academic Year Programs
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Study Abroad Office, Close-Hipp Bldg, Suite 453 (4th floor)

Gilman Fall and Academic Year Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
11:59 p.m. CT

Gilman Summer Electronic Deadline
Thursday, March 5, 2020
11:59 p.m. CT

Last updated: November 5, 2019

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