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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Gilman LogoFunded and distributed by the U.S. government, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program seeks to diversify the kinds of U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad, as well as the countries and regions where they will study. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is especially interested in sponsoring students from under-represented fields who plan to travel to atypical destinations in Asia, Africa and elsewhere.

 Gilman scholarships are provided for students with financial need hoping to study abroad. It is available for current recipients of the federal Pell Grant, and provides, on average, $4,000 to students studying abroad for a full semester and $3,000 for summer terms.

Students planning to study a language of "critical need" may be eligible to receive additional funds for a total award of $8,000. 

Interested applicants can view the program's selection criteria here.


"Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community."

-Benjamin A. Gilman