* ONE WEEK REMINDER * Gilman International Scholarship Deadline, October 6, 2009 *
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Spring & Summer 2010 Online Application


The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year.  The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.


Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the time they are studying abroad and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.


The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education.


The Gilman Program is pleased to be able to offer over 1700 scholarships during the Academic Year 2009-2010.  Additionally, the Gilman Program is excited to have launched a special pilot summer award cycle for students participating in Summer 2010 study abroad programs.  A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field who meet the program's standard eligibility criteria.  For more information regarding this exciting initiative, a Special Summer Podcast and Informational Fact Sheet can be found on the Gilman website at http://www.iie.org/gilman.


Furthermore, a limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000.  A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website at http://www.iie.org/gilman


Spring 2010 & Summer 2010 applications are now being accepted online and are due October 6, 2009.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, full eligibility criteria, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email [log in to unmask].


There has never been a better time to apply for a Gilman Scholarship!


Gilman International Scholarship Program

Institute of International Education

Houston, TX