National Fellowships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program

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Final Deadline: October 4, 2016 Spring 2017 student online submissions deadline
Final Deadline: October 11, 2016 Spring 2017 advisor deadline
Final Deadline: October 4, 2016 Summer 2017 Early Applications student deadline
Final Deadline: October 11, 2016 Summer 2017 Early Applications advisor deadline
Final Deadline: March 7, 2017 Summer 2017 Final student deadline
Final Deadline: March 14, 2017 Summer 2017 Final advisor deadline

Founded under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 this congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study/ abroad/ and those with high financial need. The program aims to encourage students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia and aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes but is not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. 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.

The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based undergraduate opportunities abroad of up to one academic year. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

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