Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you planning on studying abroad but worried about how to pay for it? Are you a Pell Grant Recipient? If you answered yes to both of these questions, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can help you with the funding you need!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards up to $5000 to help fund study abroad opportunities for UMD Pell Grant recipients. In the last two years, over 60 UMD students have received this highly competitive award but still only a small percentage of eligible students are applying. If you are a Pell Grant recipient and plan to study abroad for at least 4 weeks, please consider applying.

The application deadline for spring 2016 is October 6th. 
Eligibility requirements:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Pell Grant recipient
  • Applying for a study abroad program that is at least 4 weeks long.
This is a highly competitive scholarship which does require advanced planning with Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office, so before you apply for the scholarship, please:
  1. Meet with an Education Abroad Regional Advisor to plan your study abroad for spring 2016
  2. Schedule an advising meeting with the National Scholarships Office for guidance in creating a strong application. To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Leslie Brice (

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