Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Gilman Scholarship for Virtual and In-person Study Abroad

Are you an undergraduate student, Pell Grant recipient, and U.S. citizen with international interests? You may be eligible to apply for the U.S. State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000! In the last 5 years, 136 UMD students have won Gilman Scholarships, winning a total of $450,050! 

The deadline to apply for virtual, in-person and hybrid programs beginning between Dec 2021 and October 2022 is October 5, 2021. **If Spring 2022 Study Abroad program are affected by COVID students will most likely be able to use their Gilman awards for study abroad in a future semester.** 

To be added to our Gilman ELMS resource page, which offers a lot of helpful information as well as successful example essays, please fill out this brief survey.



The National Scholarships Office and the Office of Education Abroad imagine that you may have many questions about the Gilman scholarship, the application process, and study abroad in general. Please join staff from both offices to learn about these topics and ask any questions you may have.

Choose a link below to register. 

Thursday, August 26, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Monday, August 30, 12:30 - 1:00 pm (includes live transcription)

Wednesday, September 1, 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 2, 12:00 - 12pm:30 pm

Friday, September 3, 12:00 - 12:30 

Tuesday, September 7, 4:00 - 4:30 pm (includes live transcription)

If you are not able to make any of these sessions, please email us at gilman@umd.edu.


DEADLINE: October 5, 2021



Students must be:

·      a U.S. citizen

·      a Pell Grant recipient 

·      undergraduate (includes all majors)


We look forward to hearing from and meeting you!

Leslie Brice, National Scholarships Office 

Maria Barra, Office of Education Abroad

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 314-9458