Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State is offering Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The scholarships are open to U.S. undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad.
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.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and is supported through an annual Congressional appropriation.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided for the courses offered at undergraduate degree level.
Scholarship Award: Awards of up to $5,000 are made for up to one academic year of undergraduate study abroad. Award amounts will vary based on student’s rank in the selection process, their financial need and length of program with the average award being $4,000.
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Eligibility: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 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.*
Nationality: The students of USA can apply for the scholarships.
How to Apply: There are two components to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application:
- Online application which includes uploading official transcripts.
- Online certifications from the applicant’s study abroad and financial aid advisor.
Both components must be completed by the deadlines below in order for your application to be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered and extensions cannot be granted.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 4, 2016.