Official Website All information on this page about the Gilman Scholarship is copied from the Gilman Scholarship websiteThe Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:
- The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
- The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
- The applicant is studying abroad for at least 28 days in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 28 consecutive days.
- The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.
- The applicant is studying in the fall, spring, or academic year terms including winter inter-sessions. Summer only programs are not eligible.
How to Apply
How to apply for a Gilman Scholarship (click link for details) The Gilman Scholarship does not require institutional nomination or endorsement from Grinnell College, though applicants do need to obtain certification from the Off-Campus Study office they will be studying abroad and from the Financial Aid Office that they receive or are eligible to receive a Pell Grant. Although students are not required to work with advisors at Grinnell on their application, they are invited to meet with Doug Cutchinsto review the opportunity offered by the Gilman Scholarship, to discuss a potential application, and to review their application materials.
All applicants are expected to adhere to these ethical guidelines.
Doug Cutchins, Director of Social Commitment Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice 1233 Park St., Grinnell, Iowa 50112 phone: (641) 269-4408; fax: (641) 269-4321 email@example.com