This scholarship provides up to $5,000 for undergraduates to pursue study abroad and/or international internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible) and must be receiving (or provide proof that they will receive) a Federal Pell Grant. The Gilman seeks to fund students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad and those who choose non-traditional study abroad destinations. Additional funds (up to $3,000) may be awarded to students studying critical need languages.
Award recipients must complete a follow-on project upon their return home. Applications are submitted online. Your study abroad advisor and a financial aid officer will need to confirm that you are applying for a study abroad program/ international internship, and that you receive a Pell grant. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit draft applications to GEO for review at least two weeks prior to the deadline. For more information, visit the Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship website.
In summer 2016, the University of Oregon once again earned a spot among the top five institutions for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, with a total of 18 recipients. These UO students are among the 1,150 American undergraduate students from 377 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.