The Gilman Scholarships are a great way to fund study abroad so if you are planning to go abroad this spring, the application is now open on their website. If you are studying a “critical need” language you could receive additional funding as well. And to recognize Gilman recipients, AIFS offers an additional $500 (semester) or $250 (summer) grant to AIFS students who receive a Gilman Scholarship.
What is the Gilman Scholarship?
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Read more about eligibility here.
About the Sponsor
The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.