Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Gilman Scholarship

About the Gilman Scholarship

Supports study abroad, largely in countries outside Western Europe.
Encouraging “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations,” the GIlman Program offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to students in good standing who are U.S. citizens and Pell Grant (federal financial aid) recipients. Gilman encourages applications from: students with diverse ethnic backgrounds; students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations; students in fields underrepresented in study abroad; and students with high financial need. Students studying a Critical Need Language (such as Mandarin Chinese or Turkish) are considered for supplementary awards. The Gilman program funds one in three applicants, so be sure to apply if you are eligible.

Special Location of award, if applicable: International Study

Eligible applicants:

• must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant
• must be applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by SU
• will study abroad for at least four weeks in one country (in fall, spring, or summer)

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Undergraduate – Any year

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Gilman Scholarship application process:

Start by imagining where you’d like to study and talk with SU Abroad to determine the right program for you.

The application deadline is in early October for spring semester study and early March for summer or fall semester.

Advising contact:

Mary Fedorko  Email:
More Information:

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