Gilman International Scholarship Program -- Applications Open!

Supporting U.S. Undergraduate Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of State's Gilman International Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. It is an inclusive program that encourages participation of students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including students with disabilities. The Gilman Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for study or intern abroad for summer, semester, or academic year programs.

Applications for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017/Academic Year 2017-2018 are currently open and all eligible students are encouraged to apply! 

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • 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
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their 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.
  • 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.

Applicants are welcome to disclose disability status within the application process. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray study or intern abroad costs. Award funds may be applied to costs related to accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at