Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

February 6th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2012

Are you a US citizen interested in studying abroad? If you are currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree then this may just be your opportunity to study abroad. Two undergraduate students are awarded this scholarships based on need twice a year to attend a non-traditional study abroad experience. If you have knocked off Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, this scholarship may just be for you!

“The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.”

Those awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships will have program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare covered by the scholarship. Scholarships will depend on the expense, need, and length of program however many awards are around $4,000.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is supported through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Applications will be available early January here.


  1. samba traore says:

    hello! i am interested in this sholarship how can you help me i just compled my study from our local university i want to deepen my knowledge in computer science.

  2. blindblom says:

    Thank you for your message!

    Unfortunately, to apply for the Gilman Scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. However, for more scholarships options you can visit here for more information.

  3. Solomon femi says:

    Can i also apply im from Africa.

  4. Jade McKenzie says:

    I’m applying for the scholarship to study in Spain for a year. Also, I’m studying abroad again next summer in Argentina. Would I be able to apply for the scholarship again for the study abroad trip to Argentina?

  5. kukoyi samson says:

    am in africa i need a scholaship that i want to continue my study but am computer science student with ND holder

  6. blindblom says:

    Thank you for your messages!

    For eligibility details you can visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship page.

    Good luck!

  7. ROKANI says:

    canapoor ugandan recieve iternational loan?

  8. blindblom says:

    Thank you for your message Rokani!

    I have sent you an email with more information regarding your loan options.

    I look forward to assisting you further!

  9. Franklin says:

    Pls i want to apply but i dont know hw to go about it…this is my email for anyboy who cares to…thanks

  10. loan says:

    please i want to understand how this your loan work.
    actually am from west africa nigeria and i will like to apply

  11. blindblom says:

    Thank you for your message!

    For more information on international student loans, feel free to visit our International Student Loan Comparison Tool to find a loan that fits your needs!

  12. Ali says:

    Hello i m Ali from Iran, have M TECH in Computer Science from India , i hope to apply for PhD course in same status in University of Buffalo New York city , please kindly send for me those website addresses for getting Loan or Scholarship in UB.
    Best Regards

  13. That’s nice.This a great information you are shared in the blog.And this is also a very nice idea,that you are giving opportunity to student for for abroad study.This is very nice for development of education.

  14. Sheban says:

    Halo,am from kenya ihave diploma in project planning management,Public administration and Analytical chemistry.I do wish to be assisted for Bachelor Degree in Project planning management,what advice can i get due to lack of fees?

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