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Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program

If you are Pell grant eligible or expect to be during the next school academic year and you are interested in completing a study abroad experience at an international university, consider applying for the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Requirements

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:

  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.

Note: Gilman Scholarship recipients can only receive the scholarship once. If a student previously declined the Gilman Scholarship, they are welcome to re-apply, if they still meet all eligibility requirements as listed above.

Eligibility

If you are unsure about your eligibility status, please consult "Frequently Asked Questions" at https://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

Deadlines & Timeline

Students can study and intern abroad during the spring, summer, fall or academic year term. Refer to each term for specific dates on the deadlines and timelines for the application cycle. It is important that students apply for the correct scholarship term according to their program dates in order to be considered for the Gilman Scholarship.

Please be aware that the application deadline is in Central Time and take into consideration the applicable time difference as you prepare to submit your application. Late applications are not accepted.

Spring Programs

The spring application cycle is for programs that generally start between December 15 and April 15 and coincide with your home institution's or your international program's spring calendar. This cycle encompasses spring semester, quarter, calendar year, winter inter-session and January term programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length.

View Spring Timeline

Summer Programs

The summer application cycle is for programs that generally start between May 1 and August 1 that are a minimum of four weeks in length and coincide with your home institution's or your international program's summer calendar. This cycle encompasses summer and May term programs.

View Summer Timeline

Fall and Academic Year Programs

The fall application cycle is for programs that generally start between July 15 and October 15 and coincide with your home institution's or your international program's fall calendar. This cycle encompasses fall semester, quarter, and academic year programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length.

View Fall/AY Timeline

Get Started

To apply for the Gilman International Scholarship, please apply through the Gilman Online Application System

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