A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Early October -- Spring 2015 programs
March 4, 2014 -- Summer 2014, Fall 2015 and Academic Year 2014-15 programs
The applicant must be a US citizen and an undergraduate in good
academic standing who is receiving a Federal Pell Grant. The applicant
must also be applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad
program eligible for credit at the student’s accredited
institution of higher education in the US.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims
to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting
undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial
constraints. The scholarship can be used to study abroad in any
country except Cuba or a country on the State Department’s
current travel warning list for a semester or academic year.
Summer programs that are AT LEAST FOUR (4) WEEKS IN LENGTH are also eligible.
The program strongly encourages students to choose non-traditional
study abroad destinations, especially those outside Western Europe
The award provides
up to $5,000 in funding for students participating in a study
abroad program up to one year in length. A $3,000 Critical Language Enhancement award is also available for students planning to study a critical language while abroad.
Interested in applying?: please contact Sheena Miller for assistance with your application. Gilman Scholarship Advising Hours will be provided through 28 February 2014 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., and by appointment, in University Hall 2502.
Email Sheena to get feedback on your rough drafts and tips on making yourself a more competitive candidate!
View UIC Gilman Scholars on the OSSP Winners Page