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 for students from four-year institutions, in a single country 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 2019 Sessions: Gilman Info Sessions & Scholarship Writing Workshops 

In-Person Info Sessions

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

Online Info Sessions (via Zoom)

  • Friday, August 30 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                
    • Register in advance for this meeting:

  • Thursday, September 5 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.                  
    • Register in advance for this meeting: 


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. Hosted in a computer lab so you can write and revise. Spots are limited.

  • Thursday, September 12 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in CPCOM 205
  • Tuesday, September 17 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in CPCOM 205
  • Wednesday, September 18 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in CPCOM 205


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