Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship—Deadline Mar. 5th

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship—Deadline Mar. 5th

Are you planning on studying abroad for summer 2013 or fall 2013? Then apply for the Gilman International Scholarship Program which offers scholarships for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad.


The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:

  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list.

Length of Program

Eligible programs must be a minimum of four weeks (28 days) and can be as long as one academic year. Short-term programs are eligible as long as they fall within the eligible start dates for each cycle and are at least four weeks (28 days) in length.

  • Fall study abroad programs must begin between July 15 and October 15.
  • For the Spring cycle, programs must begin between December 15 and April 15. Thus the Spring cycle would include most Winter Inter-session and Alternative Spring Break programs.
  • Eligible Summer study abroad programs must begin between May 1 and August 1.


Awards of up to $5,000 are made for up to one academic year of undergraduate study abroad. Award amounts will vary based on student’s rank in the selection process, their financial need and length of program with the average award being $4,000. Funding can be applied towards program tuition and fees, room and board, books, local transportation, health insurance and international airfare.

To Apply

  • Complete the Application
  • Upload official transcript(s) into application
  • Contact the Study Abroad Advisor at your home campus to complete the online certification form
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office to complete the online Financial Aid Advisor certification form

The deadline to apply for summer 2013 and fall 2013 funding is March 5, 2013.

Veronica Feliciano

Associate Director of Scholarships and Grants

Macaulay Honors College

The City University of New York

35 West 67th Street

New York, New York 10023

TEL 212-729-2949

FAX 212-580-8130