Virtual Info Session: Gilman International Scholarship Program (to help with costs of study abroad) - What is it? How do I write my essays? What's expected?

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Staff, Students

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Join me to learn more about the Gilman International Scholarship that helps to defray the cost of study abroad for Pell recipients!

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means (Pell recipients) to study or intern abroad, providing awards of up to $5,000 for study-abroad programs. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security by adding a supplement of up to $3,000 for intensive language study of designated critical need languages). Are you planning to study abroad? Are you eligible for the IIE Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship? Join us to learn more about the application process!


- I am a U.S. citizen.

-  I am a GVSU undergraduate  in good standing  (not on probation; with no conduct violations). Spring/Summer Applicants can walk at April graduation but their degree cannot be conferred until after they complete their study abroad program.

-  I am eligible for the Pell Grant   Not sure?  Ask GVSU Financial Aid Office .

OR — dependent child of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application. Parent/guardian must serve in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, or Coast Guard. Applicant must currently receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Study abroad program must meet all other Gilman eligibility. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship uses the same application as the Gilman Scholarship.

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Location Information

The information session will take place via Zoom. Once registered you will receive a link to the session. 

Contact Information

For more information and this and other study-abroad fellowships, contact fellowships at: [email protected]


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