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Gilman scholarship - Deadline October 1

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020/Academic Year 2020-2021 terms.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs or international internships. Students studying a critical need language could be eligible to receive a grant of up to $8,000. The Gilman Program aims to diversify U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.

  • Spring 2020, Summer 2020 early applications, and Fall 2020/Academic Year applications 2020-2021 are due Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by 11:59pm Central Time.
  • Advisors have until October 8, 2019 to certify Spring 2020, Summer 2020 early applications, and Fall 2020/Academic Year 2020-2021 applications.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/eligibility/

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. In addition to receiving the highly competitive award, recipients of the Critical Need Language Award will be offered the opportunity to evaluate and certify their language skills acquired during their program through a recognized oral proficiency language test. This test and the results will serve as both an evaluation measure of the award and as a credential for the award recipient. To be considered for this award, you will need to submit a short supplemental essay that describes how you intend to improve your critical need language skills, your motivations for doing so, and how your study of the language relates to your academic and professional goals.

To learn more about the critical need language award, https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/critical-need-languages/

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce the Gilman-McCain Scholarship, a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. With the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors the Senator's legacy of public service by enabling children of active duty military to develop the leadership and career readiness skills and global perspective to pursue careers of service and contribute to preserving the principles and alliances that are critical to an international order based on the rule of law, human rights, and democracy.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

For more information, please visit www.gilmanscholarship.org

If you have questions or concerns about any of the U.S. Department of State's study abroad programs, please email StudyAbroad@state.gov

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).