Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify and expand participation in international study by supporting undergraduate students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. The program also encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. This congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State, and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Through a competitive selection process awards of up to $5,000 are made for US citizen, undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The award may be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, local transportation, health insurance and international airfare. Candidates must be undergraduate students at a US 2-year or 4-year college or university and currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant at the time of application. Candidates cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a US Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. Approximately 15% of applicants are selected to receive the Gilman Scholarship with a total of 360 awards made in two cycles each year. The deadline for the Fall application cycle is April 15 and the deadline for the Spring application cycle is September 22. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please contact the Gilman office directly by writing to Gilman International Scholarship Program, Institute of International Education - Houston, 520 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 740, Houston, TX 77027, calling 1-888-887-5939 x25 or 1-713-621-6300 x25, sending a fax to 1-713-621-0876, sending email to gilman@iie.org or visiting the Gilman Program web site at www.iie.org/gilman.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) also administers two other national study abroad scholarship programs: the National Security Education Program/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship (study abroad outside of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada) and the Freeman-Asia Scholarship (study abroad in Asia).

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship