Monday, August 12, 2013

Gilman Scholarship - Study Abroad Award for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you planning to study abroad in SPRING 2014? Are you a US Citizen receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Apply for the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive Pell Grants.  Last year 32 Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships!

The deadline to apply for Spring 2014 awards is October 1, 2013.

To learn more and receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship
application, please follow this link: or write to the National Scholarships Office at as soon as possible.

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships
of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide.  Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.  The October 1, 2013 deadline is for study abroad programs beginning between December 15, 2013 and April 15, 2014.  Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length (winter term courses are not eligible).  Students are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program if their study abroad program involves studying any of the following critical languages:
Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects),
Turkish, Persian, Languages of India and Pakistan, Korean, Russian, and Swahili.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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