Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients. Students across the country apply for Gilman. It is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Here, in the Office of National Scholarships, we assist students with the Gilman application process. This primarily involves brainstorming and reviewing student application essays, but we also advise on filling out the online application and provide resources and workshops to holistically prepare students for their study abroad experiences. We hope that if you are eligible, you will apply!

For questions, email our Gilman Scholarship advisors.
To get started applying, see the links to our virtual information sessions below!

Gilman Scholarship Eligibility

  • Pell Grant Recipient

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Undergraduate Student (who will still be a student while traveling)
  • Gilman no longer has a minimum program length!

  • Program must be eligible for academic credit (Students do not have to transfer credit back to USF)

  • Must be in a country with an overall State Department Travel Advisory of 1 or 2 (Students can apply for countries that are currently at a level 3 or 4 due to Covid-19, but the country must drop to a 1 or 2 or be added to Gilman's level 3 exception list by the program start date)

Spring 2022 Getting Started with Gilman Virtual Info Sessions
Hosted on Microsoft Teams

If you are planning to study abroad in summer 2022, fall 2022, or spring 2023 and are interested in applying for the Gilman Scholarship, please attend one of our information sessions to get started:

Tuesday, January 18th at 12:30pm
Tuesday January 18th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, January 19th at 9:00am
Wednesday, January 19th at 12:30pm

Thursday, January 20th at 9:00am
Thursday, January 20th at 1:00pm

Friday, January 21st at 10:00am

Tuesday, January 25th at 12:30pm
Tuesday, January 25th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00am
Wednesday, January 26th at 12:30pm

Thursday, January 27th at 9:00am
Thursday, January 27th at 1:00pm

Friday, January 28th at 10:00am
Friday, January 28th at 2:00pm

Tuesday, February 1st at 12:30pm
Tuesday, February 1st at 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 2nd at 9:00am
Wednesday, February 2nd at 12:30pm
Wednesday, February 2nd at 3:00pm

If you miss the info sessions, reach out to us at


Visit the official Gilman Scholarship website for more information.