Supports students who have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad. This includes students with high financial need and students proposing study in non-traditional destinations, but also includes students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students from a diverse range of institutions, and students with disabilities. Upon completing their study abroad, all recipients are required to carry out a service project that promotes international education and the Gilman Scholarship Program at their home institution or in their home community. Award: Up to $5,000. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study abroad and student need, with the average award being approximately $4,000. Students who receive a Gilman Scholarship are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement if they are studying a critical need language as defined by the program. Eligibility: Recipient of a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program; applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.; studying abroad for at least 28 days in one country in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list. Applications for the Gilman Scholarship require campus certification of the candidate’s study abroad program and financial aid package, a process initiated when applications are submitted online.
For more information from WU’s Gilman campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.