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Academic Awards and Fellowships (AAF)

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.

Campus Contact and Application Process

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

Typical Deadline

For Study abroad Spring: October

For Study Abroad Summer: October (early) or March

For Study Abroad Fall or Academic Year: March  


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.

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