Monday, August 12, 2013

Are You A Pell Grant Recipient Interested in Studying Abroad?

Are you planning to study abroad in SPRING 2014? Are you a US Citizen
receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Apply for the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to
$5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive
Pell Grants. Last year 32 Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships!

The deadline to apply for Spring 2014 awards is October 1, 2013.

To learn more and receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship
application, please follow this link:
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman - or write to the National
Scholarships Office at gilman@umd.edu as soon as possible.

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks -
Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell
Grant.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships
of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic
studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better
prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly
global economy and interdependent world. The October 1, 2013 deadline
is for study abroad programs beginning between December 15, 2013 and
April 15, 2014. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length (winter
term courses are not eligible). Students are also eligible to receive
an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman
the Gilman Program if their study abroad program involves studying any
of the following critical languages:
Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects),
Turkish, Persian, Languages of India and Pakistan, Koreon, Russian, and
Swahili.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013