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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Award Amount
$5,000
Awards Available
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Deadline
March 1, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • The prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the following criteria:

    - The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship

    - The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

    - The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks

    - The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list

    The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to:

    - Students with high financial need
    - Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds
    - Students going to non-traditional countries, especially those outside Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
    - Students from a diverse range of institutions, including community colleges, HBCU's, tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and other minority-serving institutions
    - Students with disabilities
    - First generation college students
    - Students in underrepresented fields of study, especially the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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