Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship

Welcome to the Gilman Scholarship resource section of the Office of National Scholarships website!


The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship for undergraduate students of limited financial means. The eligibility criteria are listed below, so make sure to check those out if you are unsure. The Gilman Scholarship is a national scholarship, which means students all over the country apply for it. It is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, or 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!

To make an appointment with our office, email our Gilman Scholarship advisors.

USF students have had great success with the Gilman Scholarship, and you can hear from many of them right here. On your journey abroad, just know that our office, these past recipients, and everyone involved in international education at USF want to see you succeed on your program and will be here to support you in whatever way we can.

Gilman Scholarship Eligibility

  • Pell Grant Recipient

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Undergraduate Student (who will still be a student while traveling)

Study Abroad Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 weeks (21 days and nights) in length
    - If the program is taking place in multiple countries, at least three weeks of the program must be in the same country

  • Receiving academic credit

  • Must be in a country with an overall State Department Travel Advisory of 1 or 2


Visit the official Gilman Scholarship website for more information.