The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program offers study abroad scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students who are currently receiving a Pell Grant as part of their tuition package. This federally-sponsored scholarship provides up to $5,000* for a semester or academic year and is available only to U.S. citizens and nationals. Scholarships are available for fall, spring and summer terms.
The Office of Global Programs hosts info sessions and advising hours throughout the semester. For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. See here for more details.
To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship you must be:
- A U.S. Citizen
- A Federal Pell Grant recipient
- Applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program for which you will receive credit
- Participating in a program that lasts for at least three weeks (21 days) in one country and no more than one academic year.
- Studying or interning abroad in any country except those on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list
Note: Gilman Scholarship recipients can only receive the scholarship once. If a student previously declined the Gilman Scholarship, they are welcome to re-apply, as long as they still meet all eligibility requirements as listed above.
Students can study and intern abroad during the spring, summer, fall or academic year term. Refer to each term for specific dates on the deadlines and timelines for the application cycle. It is important that students apply for the correct scholarship term according to their program dates in order to be considered for the Gilman Scholarship.
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To prepare a successful application to the Gilman Scholarship, follow these steps:
- Attend an in-person Info Session and/or review the content online (see Application Guides below).
- Complete the online application, which includes two essays and uploading your official transcript(s).
- Complete an Authorization Form giving your NYU Gilman Advisors permission to certify your application.
- Finally, your NYU Financial Aid and Study Abroad Advisors will certify that the information in your online application is accurate.
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Both the online application (and all its components) and the authorization form must be completed by the deadlines in order for your application to be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered and extensions cannot be granted.
Still have questions? Make an appointment to meet with a Gilman Advisor.
> Gilman Overview: Understanding the Application
> Gilman Application: Writing Strong Essays
Still have questions? Email email@example.com or make an appointment and one of our Study Away Advisors can assist you.
For information on who to list on your application as your NYU Financial Aid and Study Abroad Advisors, please view the presentation above, Gilman Overview: Understanding the Application.
» To RSVP for an in-person Info Session click here.
Study Abroad Advisors will be asked to verify that you have applied to a credit-eligible study abroad program and confirm your study abroad program information. The Financial Aid Advisor will be asked to verify whether you are currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant and the estimated amount of financial aid, excluding loans, you can apply to your program.
List your advisors as:
Last Names A-M: Study Abroad Advisor Nyoka Joseph, Office of Global Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names N-Z: Study Abroad Advisor Jessica Levin, Office of Global Programs, email@example.com
All Students: Financial Aid Advisor Virginia Weiner, Office of Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org