Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Gilman Scholarship Program is open for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages. Over 2,800 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • 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 he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and four weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. 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
  • Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list

How to Apply:

 Supporting Documents:

All Gilman Scholarship Applicants Must Provide:

  • Current University Transcript: One copy of your official undergraduate transcript from your current college or university.
  • Transfer University Transcript(s): One copy of your undergraduate transcripts (either official or unofficial) from any previous institution you have attended listed in your application.
  • A two essay.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Over 2,800 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.

Application Deadline:

The scholarship application closing date is March 7, 2017.

Link for More Information:

http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/About-the-Program

Contact Information:

If you have any question, email at gilmanforms-at-iie.org

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