Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Are you thinking of studying abroad in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or for the 2023-24 academic year? If so, consider applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program!
The Gilman application cycle for programs with start dates between May 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024 recently opened, and the application deadline is March 9, 2023. Nearly 3,000 Gilman scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded each academic year!
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INFORMATION SESSION
Katie Sullivan, a 2022 IC graduate and Gilman scholarship recipient, will be hosting a virtual info session on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 pm about this scholarship opportunity, together with the Office of International Programs. Come hear more about Katie’s experiences abroad in Australia, as well as her tips for applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship. REGISTER HERE to participate!
The below information is taken from the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship website.
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, and passport and visa fees.
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.
Undergraduate students in good standing, who are U.S. citizens or nationals receiving federal Pell Grant funding are eligible to apply. Students must be in the process of applying to, or be accepted to, a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program.
CRITICAL NEED LANGUAGE AWARD
Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Critical Need Language Award page.
ADDITIONAL AWARD OPPORTUNITY: GILMAN-McCAIN SCHOLARSHIP
If your parent(s) or guardian(s) are active-duty military members, you should also consider applying for this separate award (in addition to the standard Benjamin A. Gilman award). The Gilman-McCain scholarship requires that students receive ANY type of Title IV federal financial aid during the study abroad program; it is not limited to Pell Grant recipients.
MORE INFORMATION & DETAILS
Additional information about the Gilman International Scholarship program can be found on their website by clicking on the following links:
- Application overview
- COVID-19 and the Gilman Program
- Selection criteria
- Deadlines and timeline
- Applicant FAQ
- Application submission tips
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