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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Goes By: Gilman
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Provides funding for current recipients of Pell Grants to study abroad.

Gilman Scholarships expand opportunities for study abroad for students whose demonstrated financial need might otherwise preclude them from such an experience. The program recruits a diversity of participants and encourages participation by students in a broad range of fields of study in a wide range of countries. Students who have not studied abroad previously are encouraged to apply.

UofSC students must apply through the Education Abroad Office.

There are multiple application cycles, please be sure to apply for the cycle that corresponds to your intended study abroad semester.

Please note: Students applying for the Gilman must also complete the study abroad application process with the Education Abroad Office. See more information about the study abroad application process and their deadlines at the Education Abroad website.

Award Value

$5,000 for undergraduate study up to one year. Potential for additional $3,000 if also studying a critical language.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes
Year of Study Funded Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Humanities, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Education, Business
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations, Summer Opportunity, Study Abroad, ROTC/veteran/military, Language Study
Language Funding Optional
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Gilman Fall and Academic Year Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
11:59 p.m. PT

Gilman Summer Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
11:59 p.m. PT

Gilman Spring Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11:59 p.m. PT

Gilman Summer Early Application Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11:59 p.m. PT

Intent to Apply Fall 2021 Deadline
Monday, November 1, 2021

Last updated: July 24, 2021

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