Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Program Sponsor

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U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs

Program Facts

Year of Inception: 2001
Gilman Alumni: 14,057
Countries of Study: 135
U.S. Institutions: 1,116 

 

THIS PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY IIE

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.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program


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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When to Apply

The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program or internship is scheduled to begin.

Learn more about deadlines and the application timeline 


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

  • Summer & Fall/AY 2014-2015 Application Closed

    The online application for Summer & Fall/AY 2014-2015 programs is now closed. Refer to the Deadlines & Timeline page for more information on the selection and award process.

    Deadlines & Timeline


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

    The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs and JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation announce a partnership to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with financial need.

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