Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program supports undergraduate students who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to study and intern in diverse world regions and to study languages, especially critical need languages. Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent.

The Gilman program has successfully supported students who have not participated in education abroad programs as frequently, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students and students with disabilities.

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, passport and visa fees.

Information Sessions

Writing Workshop

Next Application Deadline: March 7, 2024

The October 5, 2023 Deadline application is now closed. The next application cycle will open in mid-January and the deadline to apply will be March 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Students whose in-person programs or internships abroad take place in May Term 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Academic Year 2024-2025 will be eligible to apply.

Scholarship Opportunities


  1. Log-into the CASH application to see if you receive a Pell grant.
  2. Read the scholarship overview, program eligibility and applicant FAQs.
  3. Attend a Gilman Scholarship Information Session. View the Education Abroad events calendar.
  4. Participate in the Gilman Writing Workshop. View the Education Abroad events calendar.
  5. Apply by the deadline.


Gilman scholars can study or intern on credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or location with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. Students should carefully review the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisories when selecting their education abroad program and applying for scholarships. The program location must continue to be a Level 1 or 2 at the start of the program.

It is important to note that certain areas within a country or location that has an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2 may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either Level 3 or Level 4; Gilman Scholars will not be allowed to travel to these specific areas. Gilman Scholars are unable to participate in programs located in a country or location — or an area within a country or location — that is designated as either a Level 3 (“Reconsider travel to”) or Level 4 (“Do not travel to”).


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