The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Candidates for a Gilman Scholarships must:
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be an undergraduate student in good academic standing.
Be the recipient of a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that you will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the study abroad term.
Have applied or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student's accredited U.S. institution of higher education.
Study abroad in one country for at least 4 weeks. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student remains in a single country for at least 4 weeks during the program. Students can study abroad in any country except those on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.
Study in the fall, spring, summer or academic year terms including winter inter-sessions.