Gilman International Scholarship Information
Our office holds information sessions each semester.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a US Department of State (DOS) scholarship that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The DOS awards over 3,600 students nation-wide up to $5,000.
Eligible students are:
- US citizens
- Undergraduate students in good standing
- Pell Grant eligible
Eligible programs are:
- Pre-approved UofL programs
- A minimum of three weeks long
- In a location with a DOS Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2 (Currently, the Gilman will consider applications in destinations that are a higher level due to COVID only. For more information on travel advisories, check out our video series, or contact us.)
Application deadlines are every October and March for study abroad programs that begin in the year following the deadline.
Gilman’s application overview
Here’s our suggested step-by-step:
- Attend Gilman Information Session
- Email us to set up a meeting to find a program that fits your needs
- Once you have a program picked out, meet with a study abroad advisor to receive UofL paperwork and a budget
- Get your budget approved by financial aid
- Work on your Gilman application, including drafting your essays
- Workshop your essays with us (email email@example.com)
- Finalize essays
- Submit your application
A Program Provider is an educational organization that partners with US institutions and universities or programs overseas. Click for a list of providers UofL is partnered with.
Gilman Applicant Awards
You are eligible for these awards if you apply for a Gilman.
Gilman Recipient Awards
You are eligible for these awards if you receive a Gilman.
- AIFS Gilman Recipient Match ($500 for semester, $250 for summer). Search AIFS programs
- API Gilman Scholarship Recipient Match (up to $1000 for semester, $500 for internship). Search API programs
- Arcadia Gilman Scholarship Recipient Match ($1000 for semester, $500 for summer). Search Arcadia programs
- SRAS Challenge Grant ($300-$750). Search SRAS programs
Pell Grant Awards
You are eligible for these awards if you receive a Pell Grant.