Scholarships for Study Abroad: Gilman Scholarship

Veritas University, Costa Rica

There are many scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students and recent graduates to study, intern and/or do research overseas, including the Gilman scholarship.

The Gilman scholarship is a program of the US Department of State. Named after retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from New York,  this scholarship program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a  college or university to use toward study and intern abroad programs worldwide.  Applications for spring 2018 and summer 2018 (early application) study abroad will open in mid-August and will be due in early October.

The program encourages students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions and to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security and diplomacy).

Applications are reviewed holistically, with consideration of the academic preparedness and impact on the student’s academic and career trajectory; diversity of the student’s background and experience; the student’s choice of program and destination; and the impact to the student’s community.

Sivan Nizan, a junior at Chatham studying Policy Studies  and Sustainability  has been awarded a Gilman scholarship for summer 2017.  She will study Spanish, sustainability and political science at Veritas University in San Jose, Costa Rica this summer.  Congratulations Sivan!

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If you are interested in applying for the Gilman scholarship or other study abroad scholarships or overseas fellowships, please contact the Office of International Affairs so that we may be of assistance.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about study abroad options, scholarships and the study abroad process, please contact or visit us at the Office of International Affairs in Falk Hall, lower level.

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