About the Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was started in the year 2001 where it enables the students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

A Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.

The main motive of this program is to encourage the students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions

The organization supports U.G students with this scholarship award, which overcome an individual's financial need with respect to pursuing higher studies.


How to Apply for the scholarship?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship award, an applicant must complete the online application and submit it to the financial aid department of the organization before the deadline.

  • A student must submit the Statement of Purpose and Community Impact Essay.

  • In addition to that, a recipient must also submit official transcripts of the current college or previous college to prove their excellence in academics.

  • All applicants must contact the appropriate offices at their home institutions in order to determine the correct study abroad and financial aid certifying advisors to certify their application.

  • Applications without certifications will not be considered for the scholarship awards.


Award Amount and Deadline Information:

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program award amounts from $3000 to $8000 per academic year.

To get to know about the deadline and additional information, applicants must contact the scholarship provider website and all the official transcripts and scholarship applications must be postmarked before the given deadline to be eligible for the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited university or college.

  • The applicant must be a recipient of the Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.

  • Candidates be planning to enroll for studying abroad or for an internship program and the applicant must submit the proof of program acceptance.

  • The applicant must be eligible for applying for a credit-bearing study abroad program in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S Department of State's Travel Advisory System.