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 been historically underrepresented in education abroad, 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

Application Deadline: October 5, 2021

The October 2021 Deadline application will open in mid-August 2021 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between December 1, 2021, to October 31, 2022. Virtual programs will be eligible through Summer 2022. Please be aware that the application and advisor certification deadlines are in the Pacific Time Zone and take into consideration any time difference as you prepare to submit your application.

Scholarship Opportunities


  1. Log-into CASH 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 and search Gilman.
  4. Participate in the Gilman Writing Workshop. View the Education Abroad events calendar and search Gilman.
  5. Apply by the deadline.


Please note that if the country where you choose to study abroad is at a Level 3 or 4 according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System due to COVID-19 at the time of application, the Gilman program will still review your application. In the event that an applicant is selected for the Gilman Scholarship and if the destination country is still at a Level 3 or 4, even if only due to COVID-19, before the program starts, then the recipient will be required to change their program location or participate in a virtual program. Students should carefully review the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisories when selecting their education abroad program and applying for scholarships.
For example, (as of August 2021) China, Denmark, France, Spain and UK are either level 3 or 4. Students applying for Gilman funding to one of these countries should have a back-up program in a level 1 or 2 country (ex. Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore, South Korea) selected.

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