The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.  Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded.  Students who receive the Gilman Scholarship are also eligible to receive a $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement.  Award recipients must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • Must be applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your institution.
  • Must be receiving a Federal Pell grant at the time of application or during study abroad term.
  • Study abroad for at least four weeks (equivalent to 28 days) in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list.

General Information

International experience is critically important for preparing U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.  The Gilman International Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia.

Established in 2000 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational Cultural Affairs, the Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to:  students with high financial need, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Special Instructions

It is highly recommended that students wishing to apply for this award contact a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Education and Exchange Programs at 305-284-3434 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) before beginning the application process.

Deadline Dates

October 2013  Completed application and required documentation for study abroad in Spring 2014 must be submitted to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

March 2014  Completed application and required documentation for study abroad in Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and A/Y 2014-2015 must be submitted to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program