Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Scholarship Name:

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs (“State Department”) Benjamin A.
Gilman International Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through the State Department to
college students.

Award Amount:

Up to $8,000.00

Number of Scholarships:

Two-thousand and eight hundred (2800)+ awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Two (2) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university; 2) Demonstrated financial need; 3) FAFSA required; 4) Must be Pell Grant eligible; 5) Must be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two (2) weeks for community college students and four (4) weeks for students from four (4) year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution; 6) Proof of program acceptance required; 7) Study Abroad Advisor certification required; 8) Financial Aid Advisor certification required; 9) Scholarship award payable as follows: Up to $5,000.00 (depending on the length of study and student need). Applicants who are studying a “critical need” language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered for the “Critical Need Language Award,” for a total award of $8,000.00.


• The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad.

• Host country must not be currently under a Travel Warning issued by the U.S Department of State.

• October 11, 2016 (NLT 11:59 p.m. CDT) is the deadline for Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor certifications.

• Recipients notified NLT November 2016.







Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be an undergraduate student

Category (Select all that apply):

Race, Ethnicity, Disability, Need-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Gilman Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
1800 West Loop South, Suite 250
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone: (832) 369-3487 (Midwest/Northeast students)/ (832) 369-3483 (South/West students)



October 4, 2016 (NLT 11:59 p.m. CDT) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).