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Gilman International Scholarship

To indicate your interest in the Gilman and receive application support from the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships, please fill out our brief GILMAN INTEREST FORM. Our team will then reach out to you to discuss the program and application process!

About the Gilman

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad

Gilman Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A UT undergraduate student in good standing;
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship;
  • Planning to participate in a credit-bearing study abroad or internship abroad program, or a virtual international program. Virtual programs and internships will be eligible until Summer 2022.



Come to our information sessions and essay workshops

Fall 2023 Gilman Cycle (in preparation for Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2024 Study Abroad)

View the full schedule of support here.

Sun, Sept 3rd Information Session 5:00 – 6:00 PM via Zoom — register here
Tues, Sept 5th Information Session 4:30 – 5:30 PM LIB 213 (open to all)
Thurs, Sept 14th Workshop #1 4:30 – 5:30 PM International House 211
Thurs, Sept 21st Workshop #2 4:30 – 5:30 PM International House 211
Thurs, Sept 28st Workshop #3 4:30 – 5:30 PM International House 211
Wed, Oct 4th Writing Retreat 5:30 – 9:00 PM West Wing (Haslam Business Building)
Thurs, Oct 5th Gilman Deadline 11:59 PM (PST) Online submission

Want to know more about any of these? Get in touch with our coach, Ryan Lee!