Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program
The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program was developed to diversify the kinds of students who study or intern abroad, based on ethnicity, first-generation, disabilities, underrepresented fields of studies. The program provides scholarships only to students who are recipients of Pell Grants, with funding available of of up to $5,000 for students to spend at least 21 days abroad studying in a single country. An additional $3,000 is available for those students studying a critical language in a country in which that critical language is predominantly spoken.
Want to learn more?
Please take a look at the attached information pieces that will help you learn more about the program and begin your application!
Watch the video testamonials of past Gilman recipients:
For more information about the program in general or to get started with your application, please go to the program webpage at http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program. Webinars are often held by the Gilman Program offices to help you develop your application and are always shown on the webpage above. Review also the Gilman Program Information Sheet_2019 with focused help on the required short essay and follow on project.
Ready to get started?
After you take a look at the online presentation, please reach out one of the Gilman Advisors [Lori Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rachel Massey (email@example.com) or Darla Domke-Damonte (firstname.lastname@example.org)] to get started in our mentoring program to help you develop your application. You will bring to the first mentoring meeting a draft of your essays, overview of your education abroad program for which you are applying for the grant, and your contact information and availability (days/times).
Upcoming Information Sessions to Learn More:
International Scholarships Fair - Thursday, January 24, 2019 in LJSU A214 and A215 from 4:30 - 5:30pm
Gilman Mentoring Meetings!
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in LJSU A215 from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in LJSU A201 from 4:30 - 5:30pm