USA Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships 2024/2025/2026.

  • Partial Funding
  • USA Universities
  • Bachelor
  • STEM Field
  • Domestic Students
  • USA
  • 10/31/2025
Expires in
559 Days
USA Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

USA Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.



Scholarship Description:

USA Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships 2024/2025/2026. is open for Domestic Students . The scholarship allows Bachelor level program(s) in the field of STEM Field taught at USA Universities . The deadline of the scholarship is 31 Oct 2025.

Degree Level:

USA Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships 2024/2025/2026. is available to undertake Bachelor level programs at USA Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • STEM Field

Scholarship Benefits:

Financial Assistance:

  • Grants of up to $5,000 available.
  • Additional funding for proficiency in critical need languages.

Competitive Advancement:

  • Elevates your resume, providing a noteworthy edge.
  • Potential to enhance opportunities for future jobs or graduate school.

Professional Development:

  • Facilitates significant global insight.
  • Cultivates cultural understanding and fosters adaptability skills.

Federal Pathways:

  • Recipients attain non-competitive eligibility for select federal government positions.


Eligibility Criteria:

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a prestigious initiative under the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This program aims to provide financial support to eligible undergraduate students pursuing educational experiences abroad. Here are the key eligibility criteria and guidelines for aspiring Gilman Scholars:

  1. Citizenship Requirement:

    • Must be a citizen or national of the United States.
  2. Academic Status:

    • Should be an undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. This includes both two-year and four-year institutions.
  3. Financial Aid Eligibility:

    • Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the application period or provide credible evidence that they will be awarded a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.
  4. Study Abroad Program or Internship:

    • Should be in the process of applying to or have been accepted into a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program.
    • Proof of program acceptance is a prerequisite before the disbursement of the award.
  5. Travel Advisory Level:

    • Applicants must be applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or location with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2 according to the U.S. Department of State's Travel Advisory System.
    • Note: While a country or location may have an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, certain areas within it might be designated as Level 3 or Level 4. Gilman scholars are restricted from traveling to these specific areas.
    • Gilman scholars cannot participate in programs located in a country, location, or designated area within a country with a Travel Advisory Level 3 ("Reconsider travel to") or Level 4 ("Do not travel to").

Application Procedure:

Gilman International Scholarship Application Process

Step 1: Submit Your Application by the Student Deadline

Ensure a successful application by completing the following critical components:

  1. Statement of Purpose and Community Impact Essays:

    • Craft thoughtful essays addressing your purpose for studying abroad and the community impact of your experience.
  2. Transcripts:

    • Provide both unofficial and official transcripts.
    • Acceptance of both types ensures flexibility for applicants.
    • Refer to the PDF version of the online application for guidance.
    • Note: Only applications submitted through the online portal will be considered.

Step 2: Certification by Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisors

To move forward, both Study Abroad and Financial Aid Certifying Advisors must certify your application by the advisor deadline. Follow these guidelines:

  1. Responsibility of the Applicant:

    • Ensure both advisors certify your application by the advisor deadline.
    • It is your responsibility to contact the relevant offices at your home institution to identify the correct study abroad and financial aid certifying advisors for your application.
  2. Advisor Listing:

    • If an advisor is not listed within the online application, reach out to the appropriate advisor(s) at your institution.
    • Ask them to register as a Gilman advisor before the application deadline.
    • Once registered, you can select your institution and advisors in your application.
  3. Mandatory Certification:

    • Applications lacking certifications will not be considered for the Gilman International Scholarship.
  4. Applicant Checklists:

    • Review the applicant checklists for the Gilman and Gilman McCain Scholarships before initiating your application.

Important Note:

  • The success of your application hinges on meeting both student and advisor deadlines and ensuring thorough completion of all components.
  • Familiarize yourself with the online portal for seamless submission.

Gilman Scholarship Deadlines & Overview: March 2024 Deadline

  • Application Open:

    • Mid-January 2024
  • Student Deadline:

    • March 7, 2024, 11:59pm PT
  • Advisor Certification Deadline:

    • March 14, 2024, 11:59pm PT
  • Email Notifications:

    • May 2024
  • Eligible Programs & Terms:

    • In-person programs from May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2025.
    • Terms: Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-2025, Spring 2025
  • Re-application Option:

    • If not selected, eligible for the next cycle.

October 2024 Deadline Overview

  • Application Open:

    • Mid-August 2024
  • Student Deadline:

    • October 10, 2024, 11:59pm PT
  • Advisor Certification Deadline:

    • October 18, 2024, 11:59pm PT
  • Email Notifications:

    • December 2024
  • Eligible Programs & Terms:

    • In-person programs from December 1, 2024, to October 31, 2025.
    • Terms: Winter/January 2025, Spring/Maymester 2025, Summer 2025, Fall 2025, Academic Year 2025-2026
  • Re-application Option:

    • If not selected, eligible for the next cycle.

Important Notes:

  • Apply according to program dates.
  • Deadlines in Pacific Time (PT).
  • Late applications not accepted.
  • Notifications via email.
  • Re-apply if eligibility is maintained.

Summary of Application Process:

  1. Application Cycle Opens
  2. Students Submit Applications
  3. Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisors Certification
  4. Gilman Program Eligibility Screening
  5. Selection Panelists Recommendations
  6. U.S. Department of State Review and Approval
  7. Award Notifications by Gilman Program

    So, These are total 7 steps to follow in order to successfully complete your application process. Follow the above steps and have a successful application submission. Best of Luck ! 

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