Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $7,000. 

Eligibility and Resources


  • Be a citizen of the United States; 
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States;
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least three weeks (21 days) in a single country and eligible for credit from the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.


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Semester TravelingGilman Application Deadline
Fall 2017/AY 2017-2018/Summer 2017March 7, 2017
Spring 2018October 10, 2017 
Summer 2018 (Early Application)October 10, 2017 
Summer 2018March 6, 2018

On-Campus Advisor

Maria Anastasiou

Appointments Available:

  • Wednesdays — 11:00-1:00 
  • Thursdays — 9:00-11:00
  • Email if times do not work for you

Schedule an appointment

Past Appalachian Gilman Recipients

2017SummerArthur ClearyJapan
2017SummerIqra MunawarThailand
2017SummerBarbara RitchieSpain
2017SummerLaurel RoserMexico
2017SpringGrayson BodenheimerFinland
2017SpringBraydon CoxSpain
2017SpringJorge HernandezSpain
2017SpringPaulina Pineiro PonceSpain
2016Academic YearGlen WatsonJapan
2016FallDon BlairSouth Africa
2016FallCatherine HoodSouth Africa
2016FallGuadalupe RosalesChile
2016FallRobert ComptonJapan
2016SummerConnor Gleason WallaceIndia
2016SummerJack TerrellChina
2016SummerBanna BazzarieJordan
2015SpringClark GarrisonUnited Arab Emirates
2015SpringSteven SmyreJapan
2015SpringAngelea VosbergArgentina
2015 SpringAnna SomervilleSpain
2014FallJateria PittmanSouth Africa
2014SummerMarissa StockstadIndia
2014SpringJateria PittmanSouth Africa