Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program, offers scholarships to U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Programs must be a minimum of 4 weeks long to qualify. For more information contact your Study Abroad advisor, or you may contact Gilman directly at: 1.888.5939 ext. 25.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen undergraduate student at a 2 or 4 year institution in the United States.
  • Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad.
  • Must be applying to a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student's institution of higher education in the United States.
  • Must be studying abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in one country.
  • Study abroad does not take place in Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning list.
  • Study abroad program takes place in the fall, spring or academic year term including winter intercessions. Summer only programs are not eligible.

The application process is free. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. Any student who is currently receiving a Pell Grant is eligible for up to $5,000. Award amounts are based on the amount the student needs and where their application ranked among those selected. Panelists do not see the financial need information for an applicant. Need is considered once a student is selected for the scholarship, as all eligible applicants are receiving Pell Grants and considered to be in high financial need.

Once a student is selected for the Gilman Scholarship, the program determines the student's unmet need. This is determined by subtracting any financial aid (excluding loans) the student can apply towards the study abroad program from the program cost. The second factor in determining the amount of a student's award is where the student ranked in the list of selected applicants. An applicant's ranking, based on the application, is assigned by the selection panel.

To Apply

  • Complete the online application at
  • Contact the Chemeketa Community College Financial Aid office and their Study Abroad Coordinator, Teter Kapan, 503.399.5141 to notify them you are applying for the Gilman International Scholarship.
  • Complete the FERPA Release Form and submit to the Chemeketa Community College Enrollment Services Office. This form allows Gilman International Scholarship staff and the Study Abroad advisor to coordinate your information for processing.
  • Mail 3 copies of your transcript (1 certified copy and two photo copies) from Chemeketa and any previous institution indicated on your application to:

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
1800 West Loop South, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77027