Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program | Application Process

Application Process

There are two components to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application:

  1. Online application which includes uploading official transcripts. 
  2. Online certifications from the applicant’s study abroad and financial aid advisor.

Both components must be completed by the deadlines below in order for your application to be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered and extensions cannot be granted.


Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 Early Application Deadlines

Online Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The online application is due at 11:59 PM Central DaylightTime on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The online application system will close at this time and no more applications will be accepted. This deadline also includes uploading official transcripts from your current college or university and any transfer institution listed in your application. For detailed instructions on how to upload your transcripts, please visit our Transcripts page.

We highly recommend that you submit your application at least one week before the date given above to ensure that you do not miss the deadline as a result of technical difficulties with your equipment/network or as a result of heavy traffic on the Gilman website.

Advisor Certification Deadline: Tuesday, October 14 , 2014

Before you begin the Gilman Scholarship application, contact the appropriate offices at your home institution in order to determine the correct study abroad and financial aid advisor to certify your application. Some institutions designate a specific financial aid or study abroad advisor to certify all Gilman Scholarship applications.

If your study abroad or financial aid advisor is not listed in the online application, please contact your advisor and ask him/her to create an account in the application system. Gilman staff will verify your advisor’s account within 2 business days. Once your advisor’s account is verified, you will be able to select your advisor from a drop-down menu within the online application. Please make sure that your advisor’s name is listed in the system well in advance of the deadline, as this information is required in order to submit an application.

Some institutions require a written release of information form before your advisors will be able to certify your application. Failure to submit a written release of information form to your advisor, if required by your university, will delay the processing of your application.

Once you submit your application online, please meet with your advisors to confirm that you have applied. At this time your advisors must log in to certify your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application has been certified by both advisors no later than the deadline listed above.

Gilman Scholarship Online Application

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