Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Eligible U.S. undergraduates can apply to receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the Critical Need Language Supplement program.
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to broaden and increase the study abroad population by aiding undergraduate students who have high financial need. The Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit organization, currently administers the program through its Southern Regional Office in Houston, Texas, under a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The program is named after retired New York Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, the legislation's sponsor.
For eligibility details, an application form, and further information, please visit the program's website.
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Check out www.studyabroad.com for an online directory of study abroad opportunities.