Application deadlines: Spring 2016 program: October 6, 2015, 11:59 CST                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer 2015 program: March 1, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall 2015 program: TBA


  • U.S. citizen
  • Undergraduate 
  • Good academic standing
  • Federal Pell Grant recipient at the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program
  • Proposed program eligible for undergraduate academic credit at home university
  • Commitment to study abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks
  • Applicant may study abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list  

Award summary and conditions:  The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.  The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Application process: online (available approximately one-and-a-half to two months prior to the application deadline for each cycle) 

Application requirements: The application can be found at:

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

Study Abroad Advisor: Susan Holme