Gilman Scholarship Expands Partnership with JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation
The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation announce the continued partnership to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate citizens with financial need. Shawn Carter/Gilman International Scholarships have been awarded to six outstanding students for the summer and fall 2014 academic terms, an increase from the spring 2013 pilot initiative.
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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.
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Gilman Alumni Featured on CNN iReport
In response to First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama's question "Why study abroad?" on CNN iReports, Gilman Alumni participated by posing their questions to the First Lady.
Marvin Alfaro, United Kingdom 2009
Raina Brooks, South Africa 2009
Randi Butler, Germany 2006
Sean Deegan, Russia 2013
Corrine Smith, Morocco 2010
Terrell Wilson, Italy 2014
Joel Yap, China 2013
Gilman Scholarship Program Applicant Resources
The Gilman Scholarship Program diversifies the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by awarding over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000. Watch these informational videos to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and to help you throughout the application process.
Visit the Gilman Scholarship YouTube Channel for more applicant resource videos.
Gilman Global Experience Correspondents
Gilman Scholars are given an opportunity to record videos during their study or intern abroad program that is centered around an academic theme & share them with classrooms back in the U.S. This program is made possible through collaboration between the Gilman Scholarship Program & the non-profit organization Reach the World.
Visit the Gilman Scholarship YouTube Channel for more Gilman Global Experience Correspondents' videos.
Gilman Alumni Ambassadors
The Gilman Alumni Ambassadors are a diverse group of Gilman Scholarship recipients who have studied or interned abroad in various countries around the world. They are official ambassadors of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program providing presentations and promotional outreach to university and college campuses around the nation to students and advisors interested in learning more about the Gilman Scholarship Program. The Gilman Alumni Ambassadors have been trained by the Gilman Scholarship Program.
Visit the Gilman Scholarship YouTube Channel for more Gilman Alumni Ambassadors' videos.
U.S. Institution Advisor Video Series
U.S. Institution advisors and Gilman Selection Panelists provide helpful advice on how to compose strong and compelling essays and how to submit a competitive application. Furthermore, advisors explain how the Gilman International Scholarship has impacted their campus and their students.
Visit the Gilman Scholarship YouTube Channel for more U.S. Institution Advisor videos.