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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Goes By: Gilman

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


Gilman Electronic Deadline
Thursday, October 10, 2024
11:59 p.m. PT

Gilman Electronic Deadline
Thursday, March 6, 2025
11:59 p.m. PT

About this Fellowship

This scholarship provides funding for current recipients of Pell Grants to study or intern 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.

Students may apply for an additional $3,000 award for study of critical need languages and/or up to $1,000 to support STEM research abroad.

There are multiple application cycles, so please be sure to apply for the cycle that corresponds to your intended study abroad semester. If you plan ahead, you might be able to apply twice (although you can only be awarded once)! You do not have to be accepted to a program to apply for Gilman.

Please note: Students applying for the Gilman must also complete the study abroad application process with the Education Abroad Office. They can also assist with picking a Gilman-eligible program. See more information about the study abroad application process and their deadlines at the Education Abroad website.

Hear more about this fellowship by checking out our podcast, Engage in the Process!

Disability Resources

Disability-related accommodations are considered eligible expenses and can be covered by Gilman funds if awarded. Recipients should reach out to Gilman with further questions.

For general resources on studying abroad with a disability, visit the Mobility International USA (MIUSA) website.

Award Value

$5,000 for undergraduate study up to one year is provided with the potential for additional $3,000 if also studying a critical language.

Eligibility Requirements

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


US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes


Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad
Thursday, October 10, 2024
1:00 pm

Zoom. Registration Required.

Last updated: June 28, 2024

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