The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial the means to pursue academic studies abroad.
This competitive program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad. The program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:
- The applicant 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.
- The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
- The applicant is 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.
- The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.
The Gilman program assists students who come from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.
Further eligibility and application information can be found at the Gilman Foundation.