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