Fall 2010

Spring 2011 Application cycle concludes

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Spring 2011 application cycle closed on October 5, 2010 for students applying and October 12, 2010 for advisors certifying applications.   We received a total of 2,900 applications for the cycle - a 40% increase over the 2,050 applications received in the Spring 2010 cycle.  Selection panels to review the applications will be held in mid-November and all applicants will be notified of their final status via email during the first week of December.  The Gilman Scholarship would like to thank all advisors for the support you have given to all applicants for this program.  We look forward to receiving even more applications during the next application cycle.

New deadline for Summer and Fall 2011

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Summer and Fall 2011 study abroad programs has been moved up one month to March 1, 2011.  The online application will open online in early January, and students will have approximately 8 weeks to complete their applications. This application cycle pertains to students who will be studying abroad during Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Academic Year 2011-2012.  For more information on the application requirements, deadlines and timelines, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilmanWe encourage students to thoroughly review the website for information regarding essays, frequently asked questions and multimedia resources.

Gilman Advisor Workshops

This academic year, the Gilman Program will be holding 8 one–day workshops around the country for advisors who are interested in learning more about the Gilman Scholarship.  The workshops, offered at no cost, are designed to provide faculty and administrators with the tools to help increase the number of students who receive Gilman Scholarships on their campus. Additionally, participants have an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of study abroad and how to better advise students on the Gilman application process.  We would like to thank the University of San Diego, University of Illinois, Chicago and Jackson State University for hosting the Gilman workshops this fall. 

Opportunities to internationalize your campus!

The International Academic Partnerships Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is a major initiative of the Institute of International Education's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education and seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those in India and China. Over the course of a year, the 2011 IAPP Program will engage a select group of 10 U.S. higher education institutions to facilitate the formation of international partnerships with institutions in China   

The IAPP Program is open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities. IIE especially invites institutions who are relatively new to international activities or may have less installed capacity in international education. However, institutions must demonstrate a commitment to pursue international linkages.  

Application Deadline: December 1, 2010

Applications can be downloaded at www.iie.org/iapp. For more information contact Lisa Long at iapp@iie.org.

2nd annual Gilman Alumni Representative Program
September 25-27, 2010 Chicago, Illinois

The Gilman Program announced the opportunity for all Gilman Alumni, specifically recipients who had returned from their study abroad programs and had completed their Recipient Evaluation and Follow-on Project requirements, to apply for this special training event.  We received over 60 applications from Gilman Alumni for the 10 available positions.  The Gilman Alumni Representatives are a diverse group of Gilman Scholarship recipients who have studied abroad in various countries around the world and will serve as official representatives of the Gilman International Scholarship Program providing presentations and promotional outreach to university and college campuses around the nation to students and advisors interested in learning more about the Gilman Scholarship. In addition to the training the representatives received, they conducted presentations at four institutions in the Chicago area.  The Gilman Program would like to extend our gratitude to Columbia College of Chicago, St. Xavier University, University of DePaul, and University of Illinois, Chicago for hosting these information sessions for their students to learn more about the opportunity to apply and study abroad with a Gilman Scholarship.  Below is the list of the 2010 Gilman Alumni Representatives, to whom the Gilman Program would also like to thank for their hard work and constant support providing outreach for the program.  If you are interested in having a Gilman Alumni Representative visit your campus to conduct a presentation, please contact the Gilman Scholarship Program.  Updated biographies for these representatives will be available shortly on the Gilman Website at www.iie.org/gilman.



  2010 Gilman Alumni Representatives


Home Institution

Study Abroad  Country

Academic Term

Marvin Alfaro 

 University of Miami

United Kingdom 

Fall 2009 

Kari Dammerman 

 University of Alaska,


 Fall 2009

 Cynthia Gomez

 University of California, Berkeley


 Fall 2008

 Aaron Howard

University of Georgia 

 Dominican Republic

 Fall 2006

 Abike Kamson

 George Washington University


 Fall 2009

 Naveed Nanjee

Vanderbilt University 

 South Africa

Spring 2010 

 Clay Ngo

San Francisco State University


Academic Year 2008-2009 

 Joshua Rosales

 DePaul University


Fall 2007

 Jovonte Santos

 Alcorn State University


Fall 2008

 Angela Weir

DePaul University 


Fall 2009