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:
If you miss the info sessions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the official Gilman Scholarship website for more information.