The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Ideally, the Gilman Scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including, but not limited to, students with high financial need, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.

To be eligible for the award, a student must:

•       Be a U.S. citizen
•       Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he or she will receive a Pell Grant during the term of study abroad
•       Be accepted to or applying to a study abroad program eligible for credit by the college
•       Be studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country
•       Be studying abroad during the Spring 2013 term (applications for the fall and summer awards are due at later dates)

Applications and further information are available online.

The Spring 2013 application deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.