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Gilman International (Benjamin A.) Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.

Application Deadline for Spring & Early Deadline for Summer*: October 1, 2019 

Application Deadline for Summer*, Fall 2019 & Academic Year 2019-2020: March 3, 2020

*Applicants seeking funding for the summer can apply in both application cycles and have two chances at receiving funding.


  • U.S. citizen
  • Undergraduate receiving a Federal Pell Grant
  • Studying/interning abroad for at least 3 weeks in a single country in a program eligible to earn credit at Penn State 

Applicants work with the Study Abroad office to identify the program they wish to apply to and then work with our office for help with the Gilman application. There is no internal deadline because applicants are not required to work with our office, but if you'd like help with your application, please plan on meeting with us at least a week prior to the application deadline.

Current Status: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Duration of Award: 
Summer, Semester, Full Year or More
International Experience, Financial Need (including Pell Grant recipient)
Direct Submission
Fields of Study: 
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Health-related, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Sciences and Technology, International Relations and Public Policy, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Varies by Program

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802