Gilman Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Level to Study Abroad, 2014

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
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Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State offers Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in USA. The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. 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.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided for the courses offered at undergraduate degree level.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad

Eligibility: The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:
-The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
-The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
-The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
-The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of USA can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Number of award(s): Over 2,300 scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? 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.

Selection criteria: The U.S. Department of State’s goal for the Gilman Program is to broaden the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to:
-Students with high financial need
-Students studying in non-traditional countries, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand
-Students with diverse ethnic backgrounds
-Students from a diverse range of institutions including four-year, public, private, community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions and other Minority Serving Institutions.
-Students with disabilities

Notification: All applicants will be notified via email about the status of their application in December.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 1, 2013.

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