The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations.
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- Headquartered in
- U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
- Address: Gilman Scholarship Program Institute of International Education 1800 West Loop South, Suite 250 Houston, TX 77027
- Applicant and Recipient Inquiries: A - D: (P) 832.369.3477 (Email) email@example.com; E - K: (P) 832.369.3484 (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org; L - Q: (P) 832.369.3475 (Email) email@example.com; R - Z: (P) 832.369.3485 (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gilman Alumni and Scholars Currently Abroad: (P) 832.369.3496 (Email) email@example.com
Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.
Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive a Critical Need Language Award from the Gilman Scholarship Program of $8,000. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 50 Critical Need Language Awards were offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients.
Critical Need Languages Include: Chinese (All dialects)
The scholarship program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing who have received a Federal Pell Grant and meet the following criteria.
Eligible Applicants 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.
- Applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the United States
- Studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks
- Studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning List
For full eligibility details, an application form, and further information, please check the IIE website.
Apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship through Institute of International Education (IIE). Complete the online application by visiting the IIE website.
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