Welcome to the 
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.


The Gilman Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-2019 are now open. 

The deadline for both applications is Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST) for both terms. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance. 

Summer 2018 Early Application status notifications have been sent via e-mail. Please log in to your account to view your status. 

Informational videos are available on the Gilman website to help you with the application process. The videos provide an overview of the program, tips on how to compose a competitive essay and also walks-through the online application.


A recording of the 1/18 applicant webinar "Access Study Abroad with the Gilman Scholarship" can be viewed here.


A recording of the 2/8 applicant webinar "Applying for the Gilman Critical Need Language Award" can be viewed here


Check out the first applicant newsletter here


Be sure to submit your application before this deadline as late applications will not be accepted. View Deadlines and Timelines for more details. 

To create an account, please click on the Register button in the right navigation menu. 

To continue your application or access your user account, please provide your User Name and Password to log in.
Tips for starting your application:
- Check the 
eligibility requirements prior to starting your application
Gilman website as it has helpful information to assist you through the application process, including FAQs
Register for webinars to help you with the application process.
Connect with the Gilman Program on social media, including announcements and videos.
Subscribe to receive the Gilman Applicant Newsletter, a four volume series sent during an open application that includes helpful tips and information on completing and submitting your Gilman Scholarship online application.