The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 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.
The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.
If you are unsure about your eligibility status, please consult their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Summer 2010, the Gilman Scholarship Program piloted a special summer award cycle for STEM majors (students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field).
The Gilman Scholarship Program will be offering awards for Summer 2011 study abroad programs, but eligibility requirements for applicants are being finalized.
Please continue to check their website for updates concerning Summer 2011 eligibility information.