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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program


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  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 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 is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
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  • Houston, TX 77027

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Marquez Wilkerson  on 9/30/2020 9:53:50 PM

I would be honored to receive this scholarship. My dream is become a mechanical engineer and this scholarship will help me to achieve my dream. This scholarship can give me many opportunities.

Lauren H  on 9/29/2020 2:52:49 PM

My area of study is International relations in which will be used to gain an internship with the CIA. In order to obtain this internship I will have to study abroad before I apply as well as learn a foreign language. Study abroad is very expensive. I am an independent student who lives on their own while paying for college out of pocket. This scholarship will be a huge help in funding the expenses for finishing my degree.

Sara B  on 9/14/2020 1:06:14 PM

I will be applying for this scholarship. I am going to be attending a OTA program and this money can definitely help me achieve my goal. School is very expensive and this scholarship would be an absolute blessing.

Jonadeliz Ramos  on 9/11/2020 11:39:38 AM

I have not applied for this scholarship because I was just made aware of it. This scholarship can give me many more opportunities. I am studying to become a nurse and with this scholarship money I can definitely do that!

Hillary P  on 8/25/2020 6:45:49 PM

Receiving this scholarship will open many doors for me. My passion is to learn about different cultures around the world. I was born in Brazil and am the first in my family to continue and further my education. My major is International Studies with concentration in Business and and Economics.

Mariah R  on 8/23/2020 5:02:17 PM

I have not applied for this scholarship because I am just finding out about it but I could really use it! This is going to be my first year at ODU! I am going for Nursing, and will ne graduating in 2024.

Angelica D.  on 8/12/2020 10:19:25 PM

With this hard earned opportunity, I would be able to continue my studies in Victim Studies. My ability to graduate with the aid of this scholarship would allow me to please my family and friends. Anything is possible. You never know how everything works in your favor.

Kadesha W  on 8/1/2020 10:07:27 PM

Being a Nurse has always been my dream. I remember playing Nurse with my parents at a very young age and wearing a scrub to my school's career day event. I am currently a teacher living and working in the US. I did not get a chance to pursue Nursing because, I was lacking the necessary requirements at the time when I decided to start University. Despite all this, I never lost track of what I am truly passionate about. I believe this is the reason for starting a career in Education instead. I enjoy being able to provide help to people, and as a Teacher I was still given the opportunity to help the Nation's children. I love my current job however, my passion lies in Nursing. I am not financially equipped at the moment to pay my way through a second degree. I believe your scholarship could help me achieve this dream of mine which would also in return help others. I appreciate this opportunity.

Vy T.  on 7/24/2020 5:25:54 PM

It would be an honor for me to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will help me achieve my dream of being a mechanical engineer that one day, I'll be able to make a difference in the world with my knowledge. I am the first generation in my family that goes to college. Coming from a low-income family put a lot of pressure on my shoulder to be able to help out my family and go to school at the same time. So, this scholarship will make a huge impact on my life. Thank you for your consideration.

Malaysia M.  on 7/16/2020 10:55:57 AM

I'm currently applying fr this scholarship because it'll take a huge burden off my shoulders for paying my college tuition. I'll greatly appreciate this opportunity.

Jose A.  on 7/15/2020 8:24:38 PM

It would be a huge pleasure to be able to receive this scholarship for that I want to major in Computer Science and go into the field of cyber security. I graduated with my associates degree at the high school level and I am planning on completing my masters degree in order to land a great job in the cyber security field. I am an student athlete that will be attending North American University majoring in Computer Science. It would be honor to receive this scholarship if I am granted.

Briana Ricks  on 7/12/2020 2:14:42 PM

I would be aesthetic to receive this scholarship to further support my college education. Having funds to help support my education would help me Immensely, therefore because funds are cut very short .Majority are towards medical billing, due to my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis . I am honored to be the first grandchild to have a bachelors degree.

Ven kerry prince  on 6/30/2020 7:42:42 AM

This scholarship will really help. Please I need it to pay for my studies.

Brittany Wilson  on 6/29/2020 11:10:01 AM

The only thing standing between going to school to obtain and RN license and me right now is the financial portion. I am a full time CNA I work at a local Portland OR hospital as well as have 2 PRN jobs to support my family. My husband has been unable to work full time for the last 2.5 years and has now found a part time position that hopefully will eventually turn to full time. we have 2 small children ages 5 and 10. I have worked in the medical field for 10.5 years and I have had every excuse why I cant go back to school. Mostly due to me being the primary financial provider in our home. Id be forever grateful to receive this scholarship to show my children that its never to late to chase your passions. with everything going on in the world today, it has taught me to not wait just do it because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow. chase those dreams and you can achieve anything

Carmen Garcia  on 6/25/2020 3:42:48 PM

I would be so grateful to receive this scholarship , it would help me fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. I am extremity passionate about patient care and I am looking to further my education so I can continue to due so.

Mary Brewer  on 6/17/2020 7:08:47 PM

I have a very strong love for animals. I am wanting to attend college soon. I was to attend Penn Foster for the veterinary technician program. It’s a 2-4 year college program. I am the first in my family to want to go to college so this scholarship/grant would really help me.

Sarah P  on 6/17/2020 9:26:38 AM

My mom is a single parent and cannot afford to pay my tuition this year. This is my last year of school and I do not have two thousand dollars for the rest of my tuition. This scholarship would really help me.

Shelby M  on 6/15/2020 12:54:29 AM

I have a really niche for business and knowing whats a good idea and what is not. Receiving this scholarship would help me reach my dream of becoming a Strategy Manager. I would be the first one in my low-income family to go to college. I would like to make them proud and provide better future for me and my future family. I would love nothing more in the world than to take the stress of paying for college off of my fathers shoulders.

cassandra f  on 5/26/2020 10:16:48 PM

I would like to receive this scholarship. I'm currently on workers compensation and financially I am ok, but it will help out so much more if I were to pay for school. I recently decided to go back to school, because I can't work. When will I ever get a chance like this again? I stopped going to school because I needed to help my family financially. Now that I can still receive money but still go to school is a blessing but its also difficult. It is difficult because I don't get the same pay as I was working. This will help pay for at least a little of my tuition but I will be so grateful because I can't come up with the money myself, and I can't rely on my family to help me pay.

Isabel A  on 5/25/2020 3:53:52 AM

Amazing opportunity that I would cherish. It seems the scholarship application is closed until mid-August 2020. I will definitely be checking in again!

Christayious B  on 5/20/2020 5:53:06 PM

If given this scholarship it will not only help me continue my education but make it one step closer for me to become a psychiatrist. I never thought I would have a chance at college but I am and I'm working and trying my best to become successful. College is expensive and I would love to not worry about how I'm going to pay for it. I am grateful if I receive this money and will always appreciate you guys for giving it to me and helping me reach my goals.

Fernando Matias Santay  on 5/18/2020 1:35:15 AM

I would be honored to receive this scholarship. It will really help me out during my way.

Bryan B  on 5/11/2020 10:46:06 PM

I would be very honored to receive this scholarship it would be a great help to my current financial situation and would relieve a huge burden off my parent.

Imani M.  on 5/4/2020 8:38:26 PM

Dear Benjamin A. Gilman, I Imani Mazon, want to thank you for allowing me to apply for one of your scholarships. Once I receive this scholarship this will open more doors for me in the near future even though I know that God has me on the right path and I have faith in myself. I would be very grateful to receive this scholarship. I come from a single-parent household and I will be a first generation college student. This scholarship will help me receive my master's degree in criminal justice. I plan to major in criminal justice to become a social worker and become a positive influence to families and children and to make a positive impact. I also want to set an example for people that think if they can't succeed in life that you can do anything just have faith and be determined, focused, hardworking and ready for a challenge.

Dresa P  on 5/3/2020 7:46:40 PM

I would love to receive this scholarship as a first-generation university student. Currently, I am in a one-parent household, and attending university to better my family and give back to my community is something I've always wanted. And attending university is a very hefty financial burden for my mother to bear, so receiving this scholarship would make attending university more affordable and more obtainable. Being given the opportunity to make a better life for me, my family and my community is something that I hope to complete and inspire others as well. I hope to be able to obtain a degree in archetitchure and help construct buildings for low-income families.

Ruben C  on 4/28/2020 6:56:09 PM

To start this off, it would be with great honor to receive if possible. This scholarship would help me and many others who come from low income families, and are mainly the first in their family going to college. It would mainly help me pay off some of my tuition, in order to purse my career of civil engineering at Texas A&M.

KATRINA COFER  on 4/21/2020 3:25:49 AM

I have applied for your scholarship. I am a 50 yr old woman trying to get their bachelor's degree in nursing. i would love the help.

Kayleigh Dexter  on 4/20/2020 11:06:22 PM

Earning this scholarship would be a huge help for me to pursue by dreams of being the first in my family to attend college. I want to complete my bachelors in Criminology, with a minor in Investigative Psychology. I'm not stopping there, eventually I want to get my masters in both of these areas of study. My dream job is to become an Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Shaterrian B.  on 4/18/2020 10:08:25 PM

I would be very grateful to receive this scholarship. It would continue helping me pursue my dream and passion in psychology and helping those in need to release the pain and stress they hold because of how society treats them.

Ariyana S.  on 4/18/2020 2:06:39 AM

I have always wanted to study abroad in Spain for as long as I can remember. I love everything about the country. When it comes to the culture I become very enthusiastic because of how much fun everything looks. While in high school, I took all of the Spanish foreign language classes which were amazing and made me want to go to Spain even more. We were supposed to take a trip, but our trip was shot down by our Board of Education Committee because they don't like to approve many field trips. I come from a low income based family but I am not a first-generation college student. If I get this scholarship it will help me to be the first generation student that has been able to study abroad and also fulfill my dream of many years to go to Spain.

Anaria Kinard  on 4/12/2020 2:14:43 AM

I have applied for this scholarship and I would be so honored to receive it. I applied for many reasons but mostly because im am the first in my family to actually make it past high School. I would love to be the first member of my family to stay in college all four years and more. Winning this scholarship would mean the world to me, and make my family so proud of me. I would be so thankful and thank you for making this scholarship for students like me.

Ashanti H  on 4/9/2020 3:34:16 PM

It would be a great honor to receive this scholarship. I will the the first in my family to attend college and pursue the dreams of being a nurse. I simply want to give back, they way I was given the second chance of life by great doctors and nurses. The medical field has been my dream for years!! I certainly would be grateful for the financial blessing due to both of my parents being disabled. My dream is to receive scholarships so myself or my parents won’t have to worry about financing my education.

Tiffany C.  on 4/7/2020 6:45:18 PM

It will be a privilege to receive this reward. Growing up I was not informed about scholarships and grants in high school. It was a basic learning experience that I learned on my own later in life. My mother current have 5 kids and 13 grandchildren. Winning this reward will help secure my financial dreams to have a career in the medical field and the 1st person in our entire family to graduate college. Due to several misguided for profit schools and information I was given when I was young I made some bad decision. I currently do not qualify for Fafsa student loans and have to find other financial assistant to help continue my education. It would be a dream come true to receive any funding to help me with my goals. Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

Gabriela O.  on 3/31/2020 6:18:06 PM

I would be honored to recieve this schoarship, i would prove my family wrong, and people who think i can´t make it. I am coming from a low icome family both of my parents are immigrants, they would love to see me be someone in life. I am planning to get a bachelors or masters, i am planning to study, kinesiology and espn journalism, my dream is to play in the WNBA. i am on way to apply for this schoalrship.

Sarai Sosa Perez  on 3/19/2020 3:02:41 PM

I would be honored to receive this scholarship as it will help me continue my studies in the United States. As well as help me become the first member of the family to complete my bachelor's degree without interruption. I am thriving to honor and make my family proud of my achievements of leaving my home to fight for my dreams.

Stephanie F.  on 3/13/2020 12:45:35 PM

I have a strong passion for animals and nature and want to do my part to help them. I am currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician online course but have the opportunity to to study abroad in South Africa to gain hands on knowledge of Safari Animals as well as gaining knowledge for wildlife conservation. I grew up literally the middle of nowhere surround by nature and all its glory; my parents lived off grid in Montana. I don't have the funds to allow me to pay for this chance and neither does my family. I would be the first family member to get my college degree and the first to see another country instead of never leaving the West Coast. I would be very grateful to receive this scholarship and a chance at a lifetime to experience something I never would have dreamed of.

Kayla H.  on 3/11/2020 12:48:33 PM

I would be very grateful to receive this scholarship. I come from a very low income family and I will be a first generation college student. It would really help me obtain my bachelors degree in criminal justice. I plan to minor in forensic science and become a forensic scientist in the future. I am a very hardworking and determined student who puts my absolute best into my schoolwork. I want to set an example for my younger brother that no matter our circumstances, we can accomplish anything with hard work and that an education is important.

Dajuan B.  on 3/11/2020 11:08:18 AM

I would love to say thank you for giving many future scholars a chance . This scholarship will help me and my family to the upmost again i say thank you for the opportunity.

Julia M  on 3/5/2020 7:44:04 AM

I would be blessed and honored to receive this scholarship. It would help me pay for almost all of my college. I will be attending West Liberty and obtaining my bachelors degree in zoology!

Hong, Yee Min  on 2/24/2020 11:02:08 AM

I really wish to get this financial aid as I am going to take up an online distance learning offered by Geneva college and each course fee is higher than what I earn per month and is distressing for me. I need to make a career switch in order to have a better quality of life and also make a positive impact to the community with the knowledge I acquired. Thank you for your consideration.

alexandra L  on 2/18/2020 12:55:37 PM

With this scholarship i will be able pay my way though school and the books. But this scholarship will not only further my career and who i aspire to be but to also change statistics on low income Hispanic families. Change the stereo types put on Hispanic and Latin families jobs such as picking berries, house keeper or construction. To show other young ethnic families that you can succeed and be who you aspire to be, to not settle for what society may think our hierarchy is.

Shaye L  on 2/11/2020 12:28:35 PM

I would really appreciate the opportunity to get this scholar ship because neither of my parents went to college and they are wanting me to go. I have decided to major in nursing and get my EMT before my associates. The money would really help me strive to reach my full potential. Thank you!

Shannel Pope  on 2/3/2020 11:22:33 AM

If I was to win this scholarship, this take her heavy burden from my family. From decide whether to feed my family or get books for school. This scholarship would be truly blessing. Will not be wasted.

Ezekiel Arnold  on 1/17/2020 8:38:58 AM

I apply I am the only one in my family that has thought about going to college I was to break the chain and be some one

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Camila Tamarez  on 1/8/2020 12:37:32 PM

I am currently planning to study abroad this Fall semester 2020 in Spain . I have a passion for the Hispanic community and I want to equip myself every way possible, to make a difference in my community. This scholarship would open that possibility for me. I am a Second Year in College studying a major in Sociology and minor in Spanish. I intend to take classes in Spain that will help me understand society and the Spanish language in a more efficient manner. How can I find out my eligibility for this scholarship?

Elizabeth E  on 1/4/2020 8:34:44 PM

Good evening, Happy new year. I was curious, I know the requirement is to study abroad, but I was just accepted into Towson University. I plan on studying International Studies, which studying abroad is encouraged. I am a mother of two kids, I have a full time job and will soon be starting school in the fall. Would I qualify or not. Thank you, Elizabeth E

Noah C  on 1/4/2020 3:22:16 PM

Please I need this scholarship

Essense Q  on 6/5/2018 10:18:07 AM

Dear Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Committee, I Essense Q wanted to thanks you for the opportunity for allowing to apply for one of your scholarships. This will open more doors of and and advancing me further to my goal in life yet helping to overcome many struggles . Even if not chosen may your organization continue to be blessed!!

Julio G.  on 2/25/2018 11:30:46 PM

Please provide the scholarships provider's website and/or hyperlink. Thank you.

juliet mozie  on 2/10/2018 12:13:07 AM

Please enter your comments for this scholarship here. Please be advised that this area is for comments about the scholarship only, not a form for you to submit your scholarship application.please what is zip code

Richard F  on 10/28/2011 12:55:41 PM

The most valuable thing I learned in school is that your education is worth its weight in gold. I value learning every day and applying it to my life. I strive to move forward every day, seeking success in everything I attempt and helping others on the way.

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