Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for 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 Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.


  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen
  • Open to all academic fields
  • Undergraduate student
  • Federal Pell Grant recipient or provide proof that will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the study abroad term
  • Applicants must be participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State's Travel Advisory System.

Award Highlights: 

  • Up to $5,000 (with an average award of $4,000 depending on the length of study and student)
  • Applicants studying a critical language abroad can get up to $8,000

Application Components: 

  • Complete online application
  • Essays (2)
  • Transcript
  • Online Study Abroad Advisor certification
  • Online Financial Aid Advisor certification
Award Website

application Deadline

Additional deadline information can be found here

October 6, 2022 (11:59pm Pacific Time) (for programs in Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023)

March 7, 2023 (11:59pm Pacific Time) (for programs in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024)

Contact the Advising Team

Advisor: Luiz Ruiz