Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program | Promote Gilman on Campus

Promote Gilman on Campus

 

Andrew SchneiderRequest Brochures

To request copies of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program brochure for use on your campus, please login to your Gilman Advisor account. Underneath the Outreach tab you can submit an order form with your promotional material request. If you do not have a Gilman Advisor account, go to the Gilman Application System, click Advisor and create an account by clicking the "Register" button in the right navigation menu. Once you register an account, the Gilman Program must approve it for it to become active and to access the Outreach tab.

 


Press Release Template

Several of you have requested that we supply you with a template that you can use to submit Press Releases to your campus and community newspaper announcing your students who have been selected as Gilman Scholars. We hope this new Press Release Template is helpful in assisting you in promoting study abroad and the Gilman Scholarship Program on campus and within the community.

See a Sample Press Release (18 KB, DOC)

Should an article concerning your Gilman Scholars be published in your campus newspaper or on your website, please send us a copy or link to the article so that we can report on the program's benefits to your students to ensure continued funding for this important program. A full list of the Spring 2013 awards offered can be found on the Program Statistics page.


Flyers & Posters

The flyers and posters below on the Gilman Scholarship Program may be downloaded and printed off for use on your campus. This is a great resource to post on campus or distribute to students during information sessions, fairs or within application packets. This flyer can be particularly useful when your office is unable to wait for brochures to be sent via U.S. mail.

Gilman Flyer - Color (980 KB, PDF)
Gilman Flyer (Spanish) - Color (214 KB, PDF)
Gilman Flyer - Black & White (271 KB, PDF)
Gilman Flyer (Spanish) - Black & White (194 KB, PDF)
Gilman Poster - Color (904 KB, PDF)
Gilman Poster - Black & White (183 KB, PDF)
Multimedia Resources for Gilman (137 KB, PDF)
IIE Scholarships for Study Abroad (1.5 MB, PDF)


Website

One of the best ways to promote the Gilman Scholarship Program on your campus is to add a link to the Gilman website on your office website. By adding a link to the Gilman Scholarship Program your students can easily obtain information on this program at times when they may not be able to contact your office directly. Visit the website here.

See an overview of the Gilman Scholarship Program


Coordinating With Your Financial Aid Office

There are many different avenues for promoting the Gilman Scholarship Program on your campus. However, as receiving a Federal Pell Grant is an eligibility criteria, one of the best ways is to coordinate with your campus financial aid office to contact all students currently receiving a Pell Grant at your institution. Advisors have indicated to the Gilman office that by targeting Pell Grant recipients they were able to reach students that their traditional outreach had been missing and encourage a broader and more diverse range of students to consider study abroad opportunities on their campus.

Many institutions have found that informational meetings highlighting study abroad scholarship programs, such as the Gilman Scholarship Program, and study abroad opportunities, to be an effective way of reaching out to Pell Grant recipients. Often a representative from the financial aid office is also available at this session to discuss what types of federal, state and institutional aid can be applied to study abroad opportunities on your campus.

In this way, study abroad offices are able to leverage scholarship programs to reach out to groups of students that may be less likely to consider studying abroad an option due to financial constraints. Many Gilman Scholarship recipients indicate that they would never have thought of walking into the study abroad office had they not first heard about the Gilman Scholarship or other funding sources.

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