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 5, 2023 (11:59 pm Pacific Time)
Applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between December 1, 2023, to October 31, 2024. This cycle encompasses Winter or January term 2024, Spring 2024, Maymester 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Academic Year 2024-2025 programs).

Early March 2024 (exact date released in January). 
This deadline is for programs in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, AY 2024-2025, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025


Contact the Advising Team

Advisor: Luis Ruiz