Scholarship Amount
Up to $5,000

Application Deadline
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Scholarship Description

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is reshaping study abroad to make it more accessible and inclusive for American students. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, is committed to ensuring that our next generation of leaders — American students of all backgrounds — engage internationally to foster mutual understanding and develop critical skills in support of our national security and economic prosperity, as well as their own futures. The Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population that studies and interns abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate. Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 28,000 Gilman Scholars to 150 countries around the globe. Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 (or $8,000 including the Critical Need Language Award) to be used toward the cost of study abroad or international internship programs.

Criteria for Eligibility
  • U.S. Citizen

     • Undergraduate student in good academic standing

     • Federal Pell Grant recipient

      • In the process of applying for, or accepted to, a creditbearing study abroad or internship program in a country with an overall Travel Advisory of 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory System 

Scholarship Categories
Ag Economics | Ag Medical Biotechnology | All Majors Eligible | Animal Sciences | Career and Technical Education (Ag Ed) | Community and Leadership Development | Dietetics | Entomology | Equine Science and Management | Family Sciences | First Year | Food Science | Forestry | Horticulture | Hospitality Management and Tourism | Human Nutrition | Landscape Architecture | Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles | Natural Resources and Environmental Science | Pre-Veterinary Medicine | Sustainable Agriculture | Undergraduate