Winter 2012

Gilman Summer & Fall 2012 Scholarship Open!

The Gilman Scholarship Program opened the online application for students who plan to study abroad during the Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and the 2012-2013 Academic Year terms. Online applications must be submitted on March 1, 2012 by 11:59pm CST. Please encourage your students to apply before the deadline as late applications will not be accepted.  

Now that applications are open, we encourage you to check the advisor list for your institution and make sure that it is accurate. You can see the list of registered advisors at your institution by logging in to your Advisor account at and clicking on the “Advisors” tab.  Please be aware you will not see your own name in the list because the list references other advisors.

Advisor Certification

The advisor certification deadline is March 8, 2012 at 11:59pm CST. You may certify applications as soon as they are submitted and do not need to wait until after the March 1, 2012 applicant deadline. We encourage you to attend one of our How to Certify – A Walk-Through of the Gilman Scholarship Application webinars as a refresher or if you are new to the certification process.

Non-Certifying Advisors

We are pleased to announce that we have a new category for those who wish to be involved with the Gilman Scholarship Program, but do not want to serve as a certifying advisor (i.e. do not certify applications to be considered for scholarship review). Non-certifying advisors are on the Gilman mailing list, can order outreach materials and serve as panelists. You may register as a non-certifying advisor at by selecting  Advisor and then Register. Your account will be approved within 2 business days.


We have numerous webinars available for you and your students to provide information during the application cycle. Our updated schedules are available on your advisor account navigation bar and the registration links can be accessed on the Multimedia section on the Gilman website.


Upcoming workshop schedules include an advisor workshop and an information session.  In order to attend any Gilman events, we ask that you RSVP to

  • Advisor Workshop: We encourage all interested higher education professionals in the West Virginia area to attend the workshop offered at no cost entitled, “Diversifying the Kinds of Students Who Study Abroad and the Regions Where They Go,” on February 24, 2012 from 10am-3pm at Marshall University.
  • Information Session: Fulbright, Boren, and Gilman will be offering scholarship information sessions in Denver prior to the Forum on Education Abroad Conference on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.  Individuals who live in the area or who will be in Denver for the conference are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions.


            2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

            3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

            4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Gilman Scholarships


            Colorado State University Alumni Conference Center and IIE Rocky 
            Mountain Regional Center
            475 17th Street
            Denver, Colorado 80202
            *This is less than three blocks from the conference hotel.

Study Abroad Fairs

Please let us know if you will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair this year. We encourage our alumni to represent the scholarship at these events and appreciate you keeping us informed of these opportunities.

Update the Gilman Program – What are you doing to promote the Gilman Scholarship?

Please let us know if your institution has designed programs in order to be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship Program. For example, have you lengthened a program in order to meet the 28 day requirement?  Was the program planned with the 28 day requirement in mind?  Did you make a program a credit-bearing experience so your students would be eligible to apply?  If you have, please let us know by contacting