The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:
* 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.
* The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
* The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
* The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list.
The current application cycle is for scholarships to support study abroad programs beginning between December 15, 2010 and April 15, 2011. This cycle encompasses spring semester, quarter, calendar year, winter inter-session and January term programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length. Applications for this cycle are due October 5, 2010.
Further information and the application are available at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.