Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Are You a Pell Grant Recipient?! Check Out the Gilman International Scholarship

Are you thinking about studying abroad in SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014, or for the 2014-15 ACADEMIC YEAR?

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Then you should learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the past two years 70 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more and to receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship application, please follow this link: http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman.

The National Scholarships Office will also hold a series of information sessions – note the location for each session carefully:

Monday, February 3 at 2:00 pm – McKeldin Library, Room 2100 D
Monday, February 3 at 6:00 pm – McKeldin Library, Room 2100 D
Tuesday, February 4 at noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, February 5 at 10 am – McKeldin Library, Room 2100 D
Thursday, February 6 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, February 7 at noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, February 7 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, February 10 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, February 8 at 9:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Interested but unable to attend? Please contact gilman@umd.edu to learn more.

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

Application Deadline: March 4, 2014 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for study abroad programs beginning between May 1 and October 15, 2014.

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. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.

Students are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program if their study abroad plans involve studying any of the following critical languages: Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Persian, Languages of India and Pakistan, Indonesian, Russian and Swahili.