Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers awards for study abroad for undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

In 2017-2018, over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded for undergraduates to study or intern abroad.  Additionally, students studying designated languages may be considered for a supplemental Critical Need Language Award of up to $3000.

Additionally, Gilman scholars are also eligible for 12 months of noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government, with the possibility of extensions if certain criteria are met.

Awards website:

Campus Contact/ Application Process/ This Year's Deadline:

Campus Contact: Blythe Knott, Director, Overseas and Off-Campus Programs


Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, in good academic standing, and receiving a federal Pell Grant. Must be in the process of applying to or already accepted to an overseas program in an eligible country.

Typical Deadline:

For Study abroad Spring: October

For Study Abroad Summer: October (early) or March

For Study Abroad Fall or Academic Year: March