Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad


The Study Abroad Programs Office will host several events to educate prospective applicants about the requirements for the Gilman scholarship as well as tips for writing successful Gilman application essays! See our Panther Involvement Network – Study Abroad Programs – Event page to follow our upcoming opportunities. 

Event Time & Date Description
Info Sessions

July 15th, Noon, PIN Event Page

Fall 2021 Dates -TBA

Learn about eligibility requirements, what the Gilman application entails, how to write successful application essays & more!
Writing Workshops Fall 2021 Dates – TBA Bring your essay draft(s) to meet with a staff member or previous Gilman recipient who will review your essay and offer feedback and suggestions for improvement. Haven’t started yet? Don’t worry! You can still meet with someone to brainstorm ideas for your essay and learn about what makes a successful Gilman essay.

Look for the Gilman Logo to Identify Gilman Eligible Programs

The Gilman Scholarship supports undergraduate students who might not otherwise participate in study abroad due to financial constraints with scholarships up to $5,000 (up to $8,000 for students studying critical-needs languages). The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions and to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). The Gilman scholarship program seeks to support students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fieldsethnic minority studentsstudents with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students from U.S. states with less study abroad participation. Veterans are especially encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent.

Applicants 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 (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • 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 of at least 14+ for community college students and 21+ days for students from four-year institutions and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution.

For more information, please visit gilmanscholarship.orgcontact the Study Abroad Programs Office or stop by for advising!