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Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a federally-sponsored grant program that offers undergraduate students of limited financial means an opportunity to study abroad.


Scholarships of up to $5,000* for a semester or academic year are available to U.S. citizens and nationals who are currently receiving a Pell Grant as part of their tuition package. Students must be attending a two-year or four-year college or university to be eligible for the scholarship.




  • You must meet the following requirements in order to apply for the Gilman Scholarship:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);

  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that you will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of your study abroad program;

  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;

  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.


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