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Applications for 2019 Gilman Scholarships Now Open

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Applications for Spring and Summer 2019 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships are now open. The Gilman Scholarship, a U.S. Department of State program, offers grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need. Additionally, students studying a critical need language may be eligible to receive the Critical Need Language Award, a supplemental grant of up to $3,000. 

The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad, and the countries and regions where they go, by supporting U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.

Full details, including qualifications are available at the Gilman website. UMass Amherst is typically among the institutions awarded the most Gilman Scholarships every year. Staff at the Education Abroad office proactively work with any student to assure the strongest possible application; interested students must meet with an Education Abroad advisors before applying. Book an appointment by emailing abroad[at]umass[dot]edu or calling 413.545.5247.    

All applications are due Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (central time).