Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
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U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs

Program Facts

Year of Inception: 2001
Gilman Alumni: 16,819
Countries of Study: 142
U.S. Institutions: 1,124 



What is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program?

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

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Who Should Apply

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

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About the Sponsor

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.

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News & Events

  • Spring 2015 Online Application

    The online application for spring 2015 study abroad programs and internships is now open! The deadline to submit your application is October 7, 2014 by 11:59pm Central Time. All applicants will be notified via email of the status of their application in December.

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  • Gilman Scholarship Partners with
    JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation

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