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Program Description:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Campus Pre-application

Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs


The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.  This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program


This is a scholarship for study abroad to almost any country for undergraduate students of any major up to $8000.

How to Apply:

Important: Pre-Application Instructions
This pre-application should be completed in addition to your official Gilman Scholarship application. This pre-application is intended as a way for KSU students to work with Education Abroad and the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Office to ensure that students' applications for the Gilman Scholarship are as competitive as possible.

The Gilman Scholarship requires that a study abroad advisor certifies a student's eligibility for his or her study abroad program. Completion of the pre-application will notify Education Abroad that you intend to apply for the Gilman Scholarship and help us to ensure that you are eligible for the Gilman Scholarship. In addition, if you complete the pre-application, you will be given advice on how to make your application more competitive.

Important: If you wish to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, you must also complete the official Gilman Scholarship application on their website:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website


The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to undergraduate U.S. citizens who are planning to study abroad.  The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and encourages students to study abroad in non-traditional study abroad destinations. The scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

1. U.S Citizen
2. Receiving a Pell Grant or will receive a Pell Grant at the time of the study abroad program
3. Currently enrolled undergraduate student in good academic standing
4. Applying to or accepted to a study or internship abroad eligible for credit by KSU
5. Studying or interning abroad for at least 3 weeks (21 days) in one country
6. Studying or interning abroad in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System
7. Have not previously received the Gilman Scholarship

Learn more about Eligibility Requirements


Application Deadlines:

The deadline to apply on the Official Gilman website is typically in early March for students wishing to study abroad on Summer, Fall and Academic Year programs. For students planning to study abroad on Spring programs, the deadline to apply is typically in early October. Please visit the Gilman website for actual dates.

Learn more about Deadlines and the Application Timeline

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Jim Hohenbary in the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Office by visiting 215 Fairchild or calling (785) 532-3422.