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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

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About This Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a scholarship program that provides funding for U.S. undergraduate students who want to study abroad.  The scholarship awards up to $5,000 for the student’s study abroad program, and the funds can be used for a variety of study abroad expenses, including tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and other related expenses. The application process for the Gilman Scholarship typically opens in August and closes in early October for spring semester programs, and in early March for summer, fall, and academic year programs. Applicants must submit an online application, including academic transcripts, two essays, and a study abroad program proposal.

Eligibility Criteria For Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a scholarship program designed to support undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Enrollment: Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
  • Pell Grant: Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad program. Proof of Pell Grant eligibility is required.
  • Study Abroad Program: Applicants must be participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program that is at least 21 days in length in a single country.
  • Academic Plan: Applicants must be planning to earn academic credit for their study abroad program and the program must be approved by their home institution for credit transfer.
  • Academic Standing: Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The selection process for the scholarship is competitive, and recipients are chosen based on their academic achievements, financial need, and the impact that the study abroad program is expected to have on their academic and career goals.

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