The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.

Award Information

Award Amount
$1,000 - $5,000
Number of Awards
1,000 - 1,100
Application Deadline
Not reported
Available to Class Level
None specified
Renewability
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
0
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization

United States Department of State
Address
809 United Nations Plaza
City, State, Zip
New York, NY , 10017
Telephone
Not reported
E-mail
gilman@iie.org
Website
Website

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