Deadline for Gilman study abroad scholarship is March 1

UNL students interested in studying abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year should consider applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to let students know about this opportunity.

The scholarship is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduate students who receive federal Pell Grant funding. In order to help defray costs while studying abroad, awards are given for both summer and semester long programs with award amounts ranging up to $5,000.

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad, and the countries and regions where they are traveling. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education. The goal of the program is to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad, and the countries and regions where they are traveling.

In 2011, four UNL students received the award for travel to Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Botswana and Germany.

The application for the Gilman Scholarship can be found online. The campus deadline to apply is March 1.

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/0re or send email to studyabroad@unl.edu

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/0re