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Gilman and Boren Scholar, Jeffrey Wood Interviews First Lady Michelle Obama in China

Jeffrey Wood, a Gilman and Boren scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year, interviewed First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, while in China. Wood participated in Discovery Education's "Of the People: Live from the White House" online broadcast.

View Jeffrey's Interview with Michelle Obama

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Awardees!

The Gilman Scholarship Program is proud to announce the Spring 2014 awards offered. All applicants were notified via email of their status on 11/19/2013. If you have any questions regarding your status, please contact us.

Spring 2014 Awards Offered (158KB, PDF)
Resources for Current Recipients

Gilman Scholarship Partners with JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation announce a partnership to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate citizens with financial need. Four inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation-Gilman International Scholarships have been awarded for the spring 2013 semester.

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Gilman Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

The Gilman Scholarship Program recently celebrated ten years of helping 10,000 undergraduate students from all 50 U.S. states to study abroad.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
(source: Institute of International Education)
Gilman International Scholarship Program Marks First Decade
(source: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)

Study Abroad on a Gilman Scholarship
February 4, 2014

Nine FIU students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2014 semester... This semester's recipients are participating in the International Student Exchange program through FIU as well as an international internship with the United States Department of State in Lithuania. The students in the exchange program will be attending partner universities in Spain, France, Japan, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand.

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Source: Florida International University

LAS Gilman Scholars Study on Three Continents
November 2013

November 2013

This past summer four LAS students took their studies to destinations across the globe, thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The Gilman Scholarship, funded by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, seeks to expand access to study abroad programs to students who may otherwise be underrepresented in their fields of study or who are faced with financial constraints. The LAS summer 2013 Gilman Scholars shared their stores.

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Source: UIC College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Five Undergrads Awarded Gilman Scholarship
November 22, 2013

Five CSU undergraduate students have been awarded the highly competitve Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which provides students with up to $5,000 to apply toward an education abroad experience during the 2014 spring semester... Read on to hear a small part of their story.

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Source: Colorado State University

Karissa Annichiarico '14 Experiences Morocco's Rich Culture During Semester Abroad
October 11, 2013

For Karissa Annichiarico '14, who had never ventured further from the East Coast than Chicago and had never flown by herself, preparing to spend four months in Morocco was a mix of nerves and excitement... The global studies + international affairs major was awarded a Gilman Scholarship for the spring 2013 semester.

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Source: Emmanuel College

UW-Eau Claire Student Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad
September 13, 2013

A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student has been awarded a scholarship through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad. Christine Manwiller, a senior art history major and University Honors Program participant from Turtle Lake was awarded $5,000 to study at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy, for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Source: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Donaghey Scholar Emphasizes 'Global Citizenship' Through Extensive Travels
September 10, 2013

Porntip Israsena... has traveled the world. And she is convinced it is only getting smaller... Israsena also studied Thai language, foreign policy, the social and economic deveopment of Southeast Asia and Thai cuisine at Thammasat University. Her travel was supported through a $5,000 Gilman Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

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Source Universify of Arkansas at Little Rock

Cartersville Resident to Study Abroad in China
August 10, 2013

Beginning August 31, Erin Culver of Cartersville will leave the U.S. and head to China for an approximate five-month trip, during which she will study Mandarin Chinese at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in Nanchang, China, located in the southern region of the country, with about 40 other students from across the globe.

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Source The Cartersville Daily Tribune

Thirteen GW Students Receive Gilman Scholarships
August 5, 2013

Thirteen George Washington University students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for this upcoming fall semester... More than $53,000 will be awarded to this year's 13 students, who will complete research projects while studying in countries like Singapore, Morocco and Ecuador.

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Source The George Washington University

Rutgers-Camden Students Earn Gilman Scholarships
July 8, 2013

Two Rutgers-Camden students, Claudia Black and You You Jiang, have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Source Rutgers-Camden, The State University of New Jersey

8 Study Abroad Scholarships that Every Student Should Know About

Funding can be the biggest obstacle for many students looking to study abroad. Often they are overwhelmed by the costs of a study abroad program, and are unaware of the millions of dollars in scholarships available for students to study abroad. However, don't let the misconception that there isn't any funding prevent you from exploring the world.

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Source Diversity Abroad

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