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Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship* is a grant that is offered by the U.S. Department of State to support undergraduate students to study and intern abroad. If you’re getting a Pell grant at ASU and are studying or interning abroad in one country for at least three weeks, you can apply!

 *Please review our Refund Policy for students who apply for but do not receive a Boren or Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

Gilman Eligibility

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least three weeks and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.

Fall 2020 Sessions: Gilman Info Sessions & Scholarship Writing Workshops 

Online Info Sessions (via Zoom)

The Office of National Scholarship Advisement will be hosting a series of information sessions about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Students who are Pell Grant recipients and spending three weeks on a study abroad program are eligible to apply.

  • Thursday, September 3 - 11:00 a.m.              
  • Wednesday, September 9 - 4:00 p.m.                 

                    Register in advance for this meeting:                

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Writing Workshops (via Zoom)

Learn how to make your essays for the Gilman scholarship as competitive as possible! We’ll cover what to highlight in your scholarship essay, brainstorm characteristics that make you most qualified, share examples of good past applicant essays, and offer tips for honing your competitive edge. 

  • Friday, September 11 - 1:00pm

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  • Thursday, September 24 - 10:00am

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