Monday, September 5, 2016

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2017 or Summer 2017? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. Last year, 35 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships - nearly 50% of our applicants!

The deadline to apply is October 4 - there is still plenty of time to write a strong application, and no recommendations are required!

To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application process join us for a panel info session with returned UMD Gilman Scholars and staff from the National Scholarship Office and Education Abroad. Food will be served!

GILMAN SCHOLARS PANEL: Tuesday, September 6, 5:00-6:00 pm, 3105 Susquehanna Hall. Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu.

ADDITIONAL INFO SESSIONS STARTING THIS WEEK: If you are unable to attend the panel we will hold six information sessions in our offices. Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu and indicate which session you plan to attend. If you cannot attend any of these please email us at the same address.

Wednesday, August 31, 3:00-3:30 pm – 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 12:00-12:30 pm – 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7, 4:30-5:00 pm - 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 9, 12:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, September 12, 2:00-2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 13, 4:30-5:00 pm - 2403A Marie Mount Hall

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.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2016 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for spring 2017 OR summer 2017 study.

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.