Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Deadline

Event time: 
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 11:45pm
Event description: 

[Please note that the application deadline is in Pacific Time (PT), not Eastern Time (ET)]

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students — including first-year students, sophomores, and juniors — who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university, and provides up to $5,000 to allow eligible undergraduates to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

  • The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions.
  • The program encourages students to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program.
  • The program also encourages students to study languages (those deemed important to national security).
  • Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent.

By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, rural students, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.