The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program facilitates opportunities for U.S. undergraduates with limited financial resources to engage in study or internships abroad. The program emphasizes the acquisition of language and cultural skills vital for U.S. national security and economic well-being, contributing to academic and career development.
Summary: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Host Institutions: Participating universities and organizations located outside the United States.
Study Programs: Available for both study abroad and internship programs.
Number of Scholarships: Approximately 3,000 scholarships are offered.
Target Group: U.S. citizens facing financial constraints seeking opportunities for international study or internships.
Scholarship Value: Scholarship amounts range from US$100 to US$5000, with an additional opportunity for a Critical Need Language Award of up to US$8000. Recipients are selected through a competitive process and must use the award to cover eligible study or intern abroad expenses.
- U.S. citizenship required.
- Undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited U.S. institution.
- Currently receiving or eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
- Applying to or accepted into a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program.
- Choosing programs in countries with a Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2.
Application Instructions: Students can pursue study or internships during various terms, including spring, summer, fall, winter, or the academic year.
Important Notes: The U.S. Department of State may request program changes for specific countries or locations if deemed necessary. Awards are contingent upon fund availability and the health/security situation in the selected country. Applicants should monitor the official website for updates.
How to apply: click the link https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/
Deadlines: for the October 2023 and March 2024 cycles are provided, and interested applicants can find detailed application instructions on the official website.