The application for the Gilman scholarship for undergraduate students beginning a study abroad program between December 15th and April 15th is now available at http://www.iie.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Programs7/Gilman_Awards/Home8/Home.htm. According to the site, they are also accepting early applications for STEM students studying abroad during the summer. Eligibility is as follows:
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:
* The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
* The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
* The applicant is studying abroad for at least 28 days in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 28 consecutive days.
* The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department’s current Travel Warning list.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is piloting a special summer award cycle for students participating in summer 2010 study abroad programs. To be eligible applicants must meet all of the criteria listed above and must be majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field. This pilot cycle for summer 2010 is only open to students in the STEM fields who meet the criteria listed above.
Selection Criteria & Program Preferences
Program Purpose: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to:
* Students with high financial need
* Students interested in studying in diverse countries, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia
* Students attending community colleges
* Students with diverse ethnic backgrounds
* Students from diverse range of institutions including two-year, four-year, public, private, minority-serving, etc.
* Students with disabilities