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Gilman Scholarship Expands Partnership with JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation announce the continued partnership to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate citizens with financial need.  Shawn Carter/Gilman International Scholarships have been awarded to six outstanding students for the summer and fall 2014 academic terms, an increase from the spring 2013 pilot initiative.

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View 2013 Press Release


Gilman and Boren Scholar, Jeffrey Wood Interviews First Lady Michelle Obama in China

Jeffrey Wood, a Gilman and Boren scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year, interviewed First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, while in China. Wood participated in Discovery Education's "Of the People: Live from the White House" online broadcast.

View Jeffrey's Interview with Michelle Obama

Gilman Alumni Featured on CNN iReport

In response to First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama's question "Why study abroad?" on CNN iReports, Gilman Alumni participated by posing their questions to the First Lady.

Marvin Alfaro, United Kingdom 2009
Raina Brooks, South Africa 2009
Randi Butler, Germany 2006
Sean Deegan, Russia 2013
Corrine Smith, Morocco 2010
Terrell Wilson, Italy 2014
Joel Yap, China 2013

Gilman Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

The Gilman Scholarship Program recently celebrated ten years of helping 10,000 undergraduate students from all 50 U.S. states to study abroad.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
(source: Institute of International Education)
Gilman International Scholarship Program Marks First Decade
(source: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)

Gilman Scholarship Program Applicant Resources 

The Gilman Scholarship Program diversifies the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by awarding over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000. Watch these informational videos to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and to help you throughout the application process.

Gilman Program Overview  
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Encouraging Students with Disabilities to Study Abroad on the Gilman Scholarship
Encouraging Students with 
Disabilities to Study Abroad
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Uploading Transcripts
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Composing Competitive Essays
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Online Application Walk-through
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Visit the Gilman Scholarship YouTube Channel for more applicant resource videos.


Gilman Global Experience Correspondents

Gilman Scholars are given an opportunity to record videos during their study or intern abroad program that is centered around an academic theme & share them with classrooms back in the U.S. This program is made possible through collaboration between the Gilman Scholarship Program & the non-profit organization Reach the World.

Sean Deegan

Sean Deegan
Route to Class  
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