The Global Opportunities office is now accepting applications for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. This scholarship was created by the US Department of State to increase access to study or internships abroad for students of high financial need. To be eligible for this award, students must be receiving a Pell grant as part of their financial aid package at the time they apply. This scholarship is open to all undergraduate majors and can be used to fund participation in programs like the Spring 2017 Sociology in Rome Program.
Award amounts vary but students can receive up to $5,000. (Students planning to begin their study abroad programs between December 15, 2016 and April 15th 2017 should apply by October 4 2016.) This scholarship is one of the most accessible study abroad scholarships out there. Students must be receiving college credit for their programs but only need to be abroad for a minimum of 28 consecutive days to be eligible. In addition, the scholarship application does not require letters of recommendation. More information about this scholarship and selection criteria can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program#.V73OHCgrKM8.
Students interested in applying for the Gilman Scholarship who have additional questions can set up an appointment to meet with a Global Opportunities advisor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.