Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is offered for US Students for 2013/14 academic year. More than 2300 awards are offered. Full details:
Schools(Institution/ Country): Abroad
Level: Undergraduate Degree
Field(s): Courses offered by the universities at undergraduate level
Deadline: March 5, 2013.
Funded by: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarship is Open for the students of USA.
Benefits(Values/ Inclusions): Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
‣ No. of Awards: Over 2,300 Scholarships are offered.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Covers: Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.
‣ The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.
‣ Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
‣ The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
‣ The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
‣ The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
must meet the following criteria to Benjamin
A. Gilman International Scholarship
‣ The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
‣ The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
‣ The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
‣ The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list.
‣ Note: Gilman Scholarship recipients can only receive the scholarship once. If a student previously declined the Gilman Scholarship, they are welcome to re-apply, as long as they still meet all eligibility requirements as listed above.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply online here.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due by March 5, 2013. March 12 is the advisor deadline for submission of online study abroad advisor and financial aid advisor section.
‣ All Applicants are notified of the status of their application via email by May 2013. Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisors will be notified of scholarship recipients via email. A list of the recipients will be available on the Gilman website.
‣ It is important to read the application procedure(http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Apply#Essays), and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website
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