Winter 2011

Gilman Summer Scholarship Open to all Academic Majors!

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gilman Scholarship Program, we are proud to announce the expansion of our summer awards to include all academic majors. We anticipate this will be our most competitive cycle ever so please encourage your students to seek your guidance and utilize all available Gilman resources. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship please visit the Gilman website at

Summer 2011 online applications will open in mid-January with a deadline of March 1, 2011.

For students applying for any academic term (Academic Year, Fall, Spring or Summer) please find the eligibility requirements below:

• Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
• United States citizen
• Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
• Participating in a study abroad program that is
no less than 4 weeks in one country
• Receiving academic credit
• Study in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba

Gilman Advisor Workshops

The Gilman Advisor Workshop, "Diversifying the Kinds of Students Who Study Abroad and the Regions Where They Go" offered at no cost, is 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. All participants receive a free one-year IIE Network membership and information toolkit to assist them in increasing study abroad on their home campus. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Gilman Advisor Workshop, please contact or 713-621-6300 x 16.



IIE/AACC Community College Workshop

The Institute of International Education, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, is pleased to announce its Annual Best Practices at the Community College Workshop, "Internationalization at the Community College."  The event will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Please note that the Advisor Workshop will be held the day before and we encourage participation in both events.

This year's workshop theme explores various tools for internationalization at the community college.  Workshop sessions examine topics such as: how to gain support for internationalization from institutional leadership and faculty, creating and fostering participation in community college study abroad programs, and how to apply for Federal Grants and other resources.  The workshop is ideal for community college representatives who are looking for practical ideas on how to internationalize their campus. 

Early bird registration for the event is now open with a deadline of January 11, 2011.  A special group rate is available for campus teams (each additional person from the same institution).   A limited number of travel grants are available to community college professionals who wish to attend the workshop. Please visit the website for more details.

The registration form, travel grant application form and other information is available online at:

Gilman Scholarship Promotional Materials

Should you need materials for any upcoming events, please allow 1-2 weeks for processing. We have posters and brochures available and have flyers available for download from our website as well at under the “Promoting Gilman on Campus” tab. We now have a flyer available specifically for summer. Should you need materials please contact

Gilman Scholarship Bonus Awards

We are excited that certain organizations are offering Gilman Scholarship Bonus Awards and praise this development. The organizations currently offering automatic bonus awards to Gilman Recipients on their programs are Arcadia University, American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), and GlobaLinks (AustraLearn, AsiaLearn, EuroLearn). We applaud their dedication to encouraging underrepresented students to study abroad and appreciate their support of the Gilman Scholarship Program.    


Congratulations to the following institutions for receiving the highest number of Gilman Scholarships during the Spring and Summer 2011 cycle. The Gilman Scholarship Program awarded over 850 scholarships. The Gilman Program would like to thank these institutions for their hard work in promoting the Gilman Scholarship on their campuses.

University of California, Berkeley -25

University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign – 15

Evergreen State College – 14

San Francisco State University – 13

University of Massachusetts, Amherst - 13

University of Rochester - 12

New York University – 11

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras – 11

University of Arizona – 10

University of Maryland, College Park – 10

Rutgers University, New Brunswick – 10

University of California, Riverside – 9

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – 9

Barnard College – 9

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – 9

University of California, Santa Barbara – 8

University of Kansas – 8

University of California, Los Angeles – 7

Indiana University, Bloomington – 7

University of South Carolina, Columbia – 7

University of Texas, Austin - 7

University of Texas, San Antonio - 7

Congratulations to the following 32 institutions who had their first ever Gilman Scholarship recipient(s) during the Spring and Summer 2010 application cycle.

 Art Institute of Boston   Oakland University
 Belmont University  Rider University
 Bergen Community College  Saginaw Valley State
 Berkeley College, Garret Mountain  Saint Vincent College
 California Lutheran University  Salem College
 Chemeketa Community College  Salem State University
 City University of New York,
        John Jay College
 Siena College
 Claremont McKenna College  St. Charles Community
 Corban College  Sweet Briar College
 Greensboro College  University of Portland
 International Academy of Design
         and Technology
 University of Puerto Rico, 
 Mercy College  Washington Adventist
 Mercyhurst College  Wells College
 Mount Saint Marys University of
 Western State College
 North Carolina Central University  Whittier College
 Northwestern College of Iowa  Wright State University