Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program encourages students to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. The program also encourages students to study languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, rural students, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.

Are you interested in Study Abroad?
Did you know that it can cost the same or less than a semester at SU? If you are a US Citizen, Undergraduate Student and receiving a Federal Pell Grant, you are qualified to apply for the Gilman Scholarship! The Scholarship provides up to $5000 ($8000 with study of certain languages) towards a study abroad or Internship abroad experience!

Award Recipients
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, passport and visa fees.

Note – if you have interest in applying to the Gilman Scholarship please contact Dr. Kristen Walton You are encouraged to work through Salisbury University’s Nationally Competitive Fellowship Office (SNCFO)

Application deadline for the Gilman Scholarship program is the first Tuesday in March and again the first Tuesday in October.

Other application deadlines vary, check the Gilman Scholarship website for more details.

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Study Abroad Scholarships