Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

U.S. Department of State: Administered by the Inst. of International Education


This scholarship lowers barriers to U.S. undergraduate students who wish to study abroad by offering scholarships to those with high financial need. Students underrepresented in study abroad are particularly encouraged to apply.

Other Criteria

Eligibility criteria are as follows: 1. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in good standing at a U.S. institution of higher education (including both 2-year and 4-year institutions). 2. Applicants must have applied to, or been accepted into, a semester or academic year country-based study abroad program eligible for credit by the students home institution. Summer programs are not eligible. 3. Applicants must be receiving Federal Pell Grant funding, either at the time of application or time studying abroad. 4. The applicant cannot be studying in a country currently under a Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State or in Cuba.


Up to $8,000 USD

You must be studying in one of the following countries:



April 1 and October 1

You must be from one of the following countries:

United States

Number of Awards


You must be studying one of the following:



Award can be used for eligible study abroad program costs and other related expenses.

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