Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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 see here or email

*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. 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is similar in almost every way to the Gilman Scholarship. You apply in the same portal, and most of the supporting documentation you need is exactly the same. There deadlines are also the same. The difference lies in the eligibility requirements, which are listed below. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship awards $5,000 for the costs of study abroad or international internship programs.

Q&A with an NYU Gilman Scholarship Recipient