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Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarships to Study Abroad 2023


The application for the International Gilman Scholarships for the academic year 2023/2024 is now open by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) for U.S. Students to Study Abroad.  

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2023/2024 Scholarship. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has set-up a tertiary scholarship to bolster capacity, expertise and work opportunities related to different sectors. It is intended for tertiary students at the Any. The university will provide financial support for high achieving candidates. Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. This award is competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year. There are up to ten awards available. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has allocated scholarship specifically for the following fields below. 

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and its community believe in the potential of youth. We believe that access to education should not be dependent on wealth. Education creates opportunities for youth to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the economy, achieve upward mobility, and change the world for the better for all in it.

For the International Gilman Scholarships, we are looking for students who will be meeting the admission requirements and other eligibility requirements of the hosting universities stated below.


Eligible courses are: 

  • Scholarship is awarded for pursuing the courses offered by the universities at the undergraduate level.

Candidate Requirements 

Eligible criteria are:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions).
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and four weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement.
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.


Applications must be submitted online at: 

Kindly attach the following documents: 

Please note you will need to ensure all the below documents are accessible on the device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc.) you will be using to apply.  The documents include:

  • The requirement includes:
      • Current/Transfer University Transcript: One copy of your undergraduate transcript (either official or unofficial)
      • Statement of Purpose Essay: This is your chance to personalize your application.
      • Follow-on Service Project Proposal: This is your chance to explain how you will give back by inspiring others to pursue their own experiences abroad.
    • Keep in mind that you are limited to 7,000 characters (including spaces) per essay. This limit is approximately 1.5 pages, single-spaced in a word processing program.


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before March 16, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

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