Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Offers Support for Undergraduate Study Abroad
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships for study abroad to U.S. undergraduates with financial need, including students from diverse backgrounds and students headed to non-traditional study abroad destinations. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 per student.
The program is open to U.S. undergraduates in good academic standing seeking study abroad for college credit. Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or be able to provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad. The applicant must be applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program that is eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
The applicant must be studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs involving more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in any one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement program. Those critical need languages include Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek), Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki), and Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujurati, Sindhi).
For program information, complete eligibility requirements, application form, and an FAQ, visit the program Web site. http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Posted: February 9, 2011