Scholarship opportunities

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a unique study abroad scholarship. It is awarded to students with financial need and is a scholarship that encourages studying abroad in non-traditional countries. The award is up to $5000 for a semester or year-long program, and the scholarship does not apply to summer study abroad trips. In return for being awarded this scholarship, students have to complete a follow-up project upon returning home from their study abroad semester which encourages international education and/or promotes the Gilman International Scholarship.

Eligibility to apply:

The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below.

There are four components to the Gilman Scholarship Application:

  1. Online student section;
  2. Online study abroad advisor certification;
  3. Online financial aid advisor certification; and
  4. Three paper copies of the student's current official transcript (1 original and 2 photocopies).
For more information, see their website at or contact them at the information below:

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
520 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 740
Houston, TX 77027-9407

Tel: 713.621.6300, ext 25
Fax: 713.621.0876