Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gilman Scholarship Early Application Summer 2015 Now Open - Due Oct. 7!

If you are planning to study in China or Taiwan next summer or this coming spring, and are a U.S. Citizen currently receiving a Pell Grant, start your Gilman application today!

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that students interested in studying or interning abroad in the summer have an opportunity to apply earlier.  The Early Application for Summer 2015 cycle is now open in conjunction with the Spring 2015 application, and has the same submission deadline of October 7th. The Gilman Program is offering this additional application cycle in an effort to support students who may already be preparing for their summer 2015 study abroad program or international internship and would like earlier notification of their status to better plan their financial commitments.  Selected recipients will be notified in February.       
The Gilman Program will also continue to offer a summer application for students in January in conjunction with the fall 2015/academic year 2015-2016 application cycle. The deadline for those applications will be the first week in March.  This cycle is ideal for students who are not ready to apply now or will not know of their program acceptance in February.  This round of summer 2015 applicants will be notified in April of their status.  
Early Application Summer 2015 student applications are due October 7 by 11:59pm (central).
Advisors have until October 14 to certify Early Application Summer 2015 applications.
Eligibility requirements remain the same; an applicant must be:
* A United States citizen; 
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution;
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad;
* Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year;
* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student's home institution; and 
* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded nearly 17,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need representing more than 1,100 U.S. institutions, to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.  
For more information, please visit the Gilman website at or contact the appropriate contact below:
Last Name A-D
Phone:  832-369-3477 
Last Name E-K
Phone: 832-369-3484 
Last Name L-Q
Phone: 832-369-3475 
Last Name R-Z
Phone: 832-369-3485 
Midwest & Northeast Regions
Phone: 832-369-3487 
South & West Regions
Phone: 832-369-3483