The Gilman Scholarship aims to support under-represented students to study in study abroad.
The Gilman Scholarship will award $5,000 this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs.
The study abroad award can be up to $8,000 if the applicants is studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken.
Eligibility requirements for The Gilman International Scholarship :
- The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
- The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S travel warning list
Summer 2016 Early Application Summer 2016 Application Opens August 11, 2015 January 13, 2016 Student Deadline to Submit October 6, 2015 March 1, 2016 Advisor Deadline to Certify October 13, 2015 March 8, 2016 Application Processing & Selection Panels
(Only eligible and complete applications will be considered.)
December 2015 /January 2016 March/April 2016 Applicant Notification Mid-February 2016 Late April 2016 Recipient Acceptance & Award Documentation February/March 2016 May 2016