Special Academic Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship program promotes study abroad for undergraduates from groups traditionally underrepresented in U.S. study abroad and those who are in high financial need.  This includes students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences, students with disabilities, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students of non-traditional age.  It encourages students to choose destinations outside of Western Europe and Australia.  Programs must be a minimum of four weeks in duration.  This is a congressionally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).


The Gilman Scholarship program awards up to $5,000 for country-based undergraduate study abroad for up to one academic year.


Recipients must be undergraduate students, U.S. citizens, and be receiving a Federal Pell grant at the time of application.  They can not receive this scholarship for study in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.  Full eligibility criteria may be found on the Gilman Program Web site.

Web Site


Application Procedure

Students intending to apply for a Gilman Scholarship should contact the Ithaca College’s designated adviser, Rachel Cullenen, Associate Director of the Office of International Programs, 274-3306.


Applications must be received in the Provost’s Office two weeks in advance of the following deadline for each semester.

  • April 7, 2009 (Fall)
  • Mid-October 2009 (Spring)




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