Gilman International Scholarship

For: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Field: All fields
National Deadline: April (for Fall and Academic Year Study Abroad) and October (Spring Study Abroad)
Web site: www.iie.org/programs/gilman

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman International Scholarship 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. Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website.  Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need, with the average award being $4,000. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Students wanting to study abroad in Spring 2009, need to submit their online applications by October 7, 2008.  Their online applications need to be approved by the Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor at UAA.  Transcripts need to be mailed by October 10, 2008.  This national scholarship has a high awarding rate, so please consider applying if you meet the criteria. 

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