The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2017 and fall/academic year 2017-18 terms. The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.
Summer 2017 and fall/AY 201718 applications are both due Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by 11:59pm (central).
Advisors have until March 14, 2017 to certify summer 2017 and fall/AY 2017-18 applications.
Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:
* Be a United States citizen undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution in good standing
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student’s home institution
* Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – in one country and no more than an academic year
* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning. 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.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA), in the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the implementing partner to ECA administering the Gilman International Scholarship Program. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 22,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,200 institutions.
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