The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has opened the online application for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. The Gilman is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA), in the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the implementing partner to ECA administering the Gilman International Scholarship Program. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 22,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,200 institutions.
All USF students must apply via the USF Office of National Scholarships. To get started, visited ons.usf.edu
Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:
* Be a United States citizen undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution in good standing
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student’s home institution
* Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – in one country and no more than an academic year
* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.
Spring 2017 applications, as well as Summer 2017 early applications are both due Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by 11:59pm (central).