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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for study abroad for undergraduates who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad in a wide range of countries, including non-traditional study abroad locations.

Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

Critical Need Languages include:

  • Arabic (all dialects)
  • Chinese (all dialects)
  • Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
  • Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
  • Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi)
  • Korean
  • Russian

Deadline: SFSU’s deadline is September for spring awards and February for fall awards.

Special instructions: Candidates must apply through their university. Interested students should see My Yarabinec ( in SFSU’s International Programs Office.

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