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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 Scholars, 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 or to get started applying, email our Gilman Scholarship advisors.

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)


Visit the official Gilman Scholarship website for more information.