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> Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Founded under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, this congressionally funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the U.S. study abroad population by supporting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program also encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.
The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to study abroad for academic credit at their home institution. To become eligible, students must be Federal Pell Grant recipients and cannot study abroad in countries currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please access the Gilman Program website at:www.iie.org/gilman
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States (either a two-year or four-year institution)
- Be a Federal Pell grant recipient
- Have been accepted into study abroad program providing academic credit at your home institution
- Intend to study in a single country for at least four weeks that is not under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
There are four components to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application:
- Online student section.
- Online study abroad advisor certification.
- Online financial aid advisor certification.
- Three paper copies of the student's transcript(s).
All four components must be completed by the deadlines below in order for your application to be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered and extensions cannot be granted.
Application deadlines and an online application is available at: https://gilmanapplication.iie.org/IIE/public/Default.aspx
Program Contact Information:
For additional information, visit our website at:
Or call us toll-free at:
1-888-887-5939 ext. 25
713-621-6300 ext. 25
You may also write to us at:
Institute of International Education
Gilman International Scholarship
1800 West Loop South, Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77027-9407
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