|Gilman International Scholarship Program|
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides study abroad awards to undergraduate students (United States citizens, only) who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. The program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 to diversify the pool of U.S. students going abroad.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship Program annually awards more than 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 for study in any semester. Students who plan to study languages identified by the U.S. Department of State as “critical need” are eligible to apply for additional funding via a “Critical Need Language Award."
The competition is open to all U.S. citizens who are undergraduates in good academic standing and who meet the following criteria:
Successful applications to national scholarship competitions require significant advising support. Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland at the Haenicke Institute is the primary advisor for this scholarship and may be reached by phone at (269) 387-5890 or via email at:
At least two appointments are needed for to complete the application; please plan ahead to ensure you have sufficient time to begin the process before the application deadline.
Deadline: Early October for spring study abroad program
Deadline: Early March for fall, summer and academic-year study abroad programs