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Gilman Scholarship: Spring 2007 and Critical Need Language Supplement Awards

Gilman Scholarship: Spring 2007 and Critical Need Language Supplement Awards
Application Deadline: September 26, 2006

The Gilman International Scholarship is currently accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during Spring 2007. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all U.S. undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:

The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of study abroad.

The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's institution of higher education in the U.S.

The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country.

The applicant is studying abroad in a country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

The applicant is studying on a program that begins between December 15, 2006 and April 15, 2007. The Spring cycle encompasses spring semester, quarter, calendar year, winter inter-session and January term programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length. May-term or Summer-only study abroad programs are not eligible.
Award recipients will receive up to $5,000.

Students apply online via the Gilman website. The student online application deadline is September 26, 2006. Please review the full Spring 2007 Application Timeline online, which includes deadlines for advisors and transcripts.

New! Critical Need Language Supplement:

During the 2006-2007 academic year 25 recipients will be eligible to receive a $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Critical Need Languages include:

Arabic (all dialects)
Chinese (all dialects)
Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi)
For more information on the Critical Need Language Supplement visit the Gilman website.

The Gilman Scholarship Program encourages advisors to share information about this program with students and faculty at your institution.


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