Benjamin J. Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline:  October 5th, 2023

Up to $5,000 Funding

Approximately 1 in 4 applicants are selected to receive the Gilman Scholarship.  A Gilman Scholar may be awarded up to $5,000 to use for summer study abroad.  Will you be the next Gilman Scholar?

  • Nearly 70% identify as racial or ethnic minority students.
  • Nearly 60% come from small towns or rural communities.
  • Nearly 50% are first-generation college students

What is Required?

Another application seems overwhelming by the sound of it but let ieiMedia guide you through the process by clicking the button to Get Started.  We can help you through the process and provide assistance with essay reviews.  To apply, you will need:

We can help

The 2024 application deadline for the Gilman Scholarship awards for this summer (2024) closes on Thursday, October 5th, 2023. ieiMedia has been assisting students for the past 10 years with the application process. Whether you are planning on summer 2024 with ieiMedia or another program, we highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. For a brief overview of the application process, watch this 5-minute video.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship for military families

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application (including Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Applicants are required to have been awarded any of the Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs. Get started with ieiMedia and we can help you with further questions regarding eligibility and the application process.  But don’t delay, the Gilman-McCain Scholarship is awarded to only 100 applicants according to the FAQ on their site.

The application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and the advisor certification deadline is Thursday, October 12, 2023. 

About the Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (Gilman) Program enables American undergraduate students with high financial need to study or intern abroad through scholarships of up to $5,000. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Military Families also supports child and spousal dependents of active duty military members by providing awards of $5,000. Students studying critical need languages are eligible for a supplemental award up to $3,000, and students conducting STEM research abroad are eligible for a supplemental award up to $1,000. Since its inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has provided access and opportunity to study abroad for more than 41,000 exceptional U.S. undergraduate students, who have gained skills critical to their personal and professional development, as well as for our national security and economic prosperity. 

About ieiMedia

The Institute for Education in International Media is a community of educators and media professionals dedicated to providing life-changing and immersive experiential learning abroad.  Since 2006, the institute has been committed to preparing ieiMedia scholars to master the media skills necessary to distinguish themselves as the best in the industry. ieiMedia provides our students with the confidence and sense of purpose needed for a life in global communications as emissaries of truth who are inspired to pursue a future as ethical and professional global storytellers. 

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