The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to national security and economic prosperity. The Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program.

Key Agencies: Institute of International Education & U.S. Department of State

Key Dates: Application for Spring and Summer opens in August.

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