Apply for The Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship Program 2018

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to declare that application is now open for Spring and Summer (Early Application) 2018 Programs Abroad! The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that allows students of insufficient financial means to study or intern abroad, where they will be gaining skills important to the US national security and economic competitiveness. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

The Gilman Scholarship Program increases the student number that studies and interns abroad by assisting undergraduates who might not join due to financial limitations. The program strives to support students to study and intern in different countries in the world. The program also assists students to study languages, particularly significant need languages.

Scholarship recipients are decided by a competitive selection process and must use the scholarship to meet eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs cover program tuition, room, and board, books, local, international airfare, passport and visa fees.


  • Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded.

Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are
studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly
spoken can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.


To be eligible, an applicant must.

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in
    the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  •  Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  •  Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.

Deadline: October 3. 2017

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