Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
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U.S. Department of State
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Program Facts

Year of Inception: 2001
Gilman Alumni: 16,819
Countries of Study: 142
U.S. Institutions: 1,124 



What is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program?

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

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Who Should Apply

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.

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About the Sponsor

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.

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News & Events

  • Spring 2015 & Summer 2015 Early Application Open

    The application for spring 2015 and the early application for summer 2015 to study or intern abroad is now open! The deadline to submit an application is October 7, 2014 by 11:59pm Central Time.

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  • Gilman Scholarship Expands Partnership with JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation

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