Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for Study Abroad

This scholarship is listed by UTSA’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, which supports current UTSA students on the undergraduate and graduate levels to apply to opportunities outside of UTSA. Students are encouraged to work with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fellowships as early as possible to discuss the application process. While some applications are short, drafting application materials for major awards may take months of preparation, and application materials should reflect this high level of preparation. Please note that we do not advise students on other scholarship opportunities listed on the scholarship hub outside of the “External” section.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, The Gilman Scholarship is a scholarship that provides students with limited financial means and often from underrepresented backgrounds with an opportunity to study, intern, or do service abroad. Students will gain critical skills pertaining to national security, such as the study of foreign languages. The Gilman Scholarship is a fantastic, accessible scholarship that awards 3,000 students each year to study abroad.

Award: Up to $5,000 for a maximum of one academic year of undergraduate study abroad, with an additional $3,000 awarded to study a critical need language. Amounts will vary based on student’s rank in the selection process

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Undergraduate in good standing at an accredited two-year or four-year institution in the United States
  • Undergraduate receiving the Federal Pell Grant at a two-year or four-year institution
  • Must be in the process of applying to or accepted to study abroad program
  • The application must be certified by a financial aid and study abroad advisor

Deadline: Students can apply up to 2 semesters in advance. Summer Early Cycle (1st week in October); Summer Cycle (first week in March); Spring Cycle (first week in October); Fall /AY Cycle (first week in October)

If you plan to apply to this specific program and would like application support, please contact Andrew Chapman of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by filling out the following intake form. Please do not submit this intake form to inquire about other awards listed in the Scholarship Hub.

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