2017 Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarships for U.S. Students to Study Abroad

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Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State is offering International Scholarships for pursuing undergraduate degree level.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries around the world. ECA accomplishes its mission through a variety of international programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, educational exchange, and leadership development.

Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded for pursuing the courses offered by the universities at undergraduate level.

Scholarship Award: Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.

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Eligibility: To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions).
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and four weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement.
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.

Note: Gilman Scholarship recipients can only receive the scholarship once. If a student previously declined the Gilman Scholarship, they are welcome to re-apply, as long as they still meet all eligibility requirements as listed above.

Nationality: The students of USA can apply for this scholarship.

Study Abroad Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit an application for Summer 2017 and Fall/Academic Year 2017-18 to study or intern abroad is March 7, 2017.

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