Summer 2010

Celebrating 10 years

This upcoming year, the Gilman International Scholarship Program will be celebrating ten years since inception in 2001.  Over the years, the Gilman Program has experienced tremendous growth reaching nearly 6500 alumni and working with nearly 930 institutions.  On behalf of the Department of State and the Institute of International Education, we would like to thank all of the advisors and their institutions for consistently supporting the program. The Gilman Program is now the largest study abroad scholarship in the nation, now awarding over 2,000 scholarships annually.  We look forward to continue to open the doors of study abroad to underrepresented students while continuously increasing the diversity of students studying abroad.  


Congratulations to the Fall 2010 and Summer 2010 Gilman Scholarship Recipients!

The Gilman International Scholarship Program awarded just over 1000 scholarships for the Fall 2010 and Summer 2010 application cycle.   This newest group of Gilman Alumni represents undergraduate students from nearly 381 colleges and universities from 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  Recipients will be studying in 80 different countries including Paraguay, Estonia Malaysia, Rwanda, and the United Arab Emirates.  The list of fall and Summer Gilman Scholars (including students’ home states and universities) is available at


Gilman International Scholarship Program Names Top Recipient Institutions for Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 application cycle

This cycle the Gilman Program received over 2,900 applications from students participating in Summer 2010, Fall 2010 or Academic Year 2010-2011 study abroad programs. A record 1000 scholarships were offered. We would like to thank all the advisors that certified applications via the online application system last cycle.

Congratulations to the following institutions for receiving the highest number of Gilman Scholarships during the Fall 2010 and Summer 2010 application cycle. The Gilman Program would like to thank these institutions for their hard work in promoting the Gilman Scholarship on their campuses.


  1. University of California, Berkeley - 34
  2. San Franciso State University - 24
  3. New York University - 22
  4. University of Massachusetts, Amherst -16
  5. University of Arizona - 15
  6. University of California, San Diego - 15
  7. University of California, Los Angeles - 14
  8. University of California, Santa Barbara - 14
  9. University of Texas, Austin - 12
  10. University of Illinois, Chicago - 11
  11. University of Washington, Seattle - 11
  12. University of California, Riverside - 10
  13. University of Oregon
  14. University of California, Irvine - 10
  15. Spelman College - 9
  16. New Mexico State University - 9
  17. University of Rochester - 9
  18. Texas A&M University, College Station - 9
  19. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - 9   


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

Adrian College
Berklee College of Music
Carroll College of Montana
Coker College
College of New Jersey, The
College of Wooster, The
Cuyamaca College
Dordt College
East Tennessee State University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Fitchburg State College
Holy Names University
Howard Payne University
Lee College
Lewis-Clark State College
Lynchburg College

McDaniel College
Notre Dame College of Ohio
Oral Roberts University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Pittsburg State University
Rhode Island College
Roger Williams University
San Antonio College
Snow College
Southeast Missouri State University
St. Nobert College
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Dubuque
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Washburn University
Winthrop University








Academic Year 2009-2010 Highlights 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program has completed yet another exciting and successful application cycle. Overall, for the 2009-2010 academic year:


  • 4,104 applications were received.
  • 1,700 Gilman scholarships were awarded.
  • The number of applications received increased by 31.4% over last year.
  • The percentage of African-American recipients was nearly 4 times greater than their percentage in the U.S. study abroad population. The percentage of Hispanic Gilman recipients was nearly triple their percentage nationally, while the percentage of Asian recipients was more than double their percentage in the U.S. study abroad population.
  • The number of awards to students attending a two year institutions increased 14% this year over last year. This year the number of two year institution recipients is the highest ever in the history of the program.
  • Awards to students studying in the Middle East/North Africa increased 14% over last year. Awards to students studying in Latin America increased 41% and the number of awards to students studying in Africa and Asia rose 33% and 12% respectively.
  • 67% of Gilman Scholarship recipients are studying outside of Western Europe.