Gilman Scholarship Information Session and Writing Workshop

Gilman Scholarship
Gilman Scholarship

Gilman Scholarship Information Session and Writing Workshop

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship supports Pell-eligible undergraduate students with substantial financial assistance (up to $5,000) to study or intern abroad, plus an additional $3,000 for the study of a Critical Need Language.

Gilman Scholarship Eligibility:

- You are a U.S. citizen, an undergraduate student, and a Pell Grant recipient.
- You are applying or have applied to a credit-bearing study abroad or internship abroad program that is at least 21 days in length in a single country.
- You are planning to study in a country with an overall U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, or is on the list of approved Travel Advisory Level 3 countries/areas (see more detail here).
- You have not previously received (and accepted) the Gilman Scholarship.

On Wednesday, August 31st at 2:00 to 3:00 pm, the Global Experiences Office at UNL and International and National Fellowships at UNL will host an information session about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the Nebraska Union: Chimney Rock room. On Wednesday, September 26th at 4:00 to 6:00 pm, there will also be a Writing Workshop for the Gilman Scholarship in the Nebraska Union: Heritage Room.

Application Process for Cycle 2: For Study Abroad in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Academic Year 2022-2023, and Spring 2023:

- Watch the recorded Gilman information session or attend a live information session to learn more about the scholarship and to brainstorm with UNL experts.
- Meet with an Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss your program options. Selecting the RIGHT program that connects to your academic and career interests is key.
- Register your intent to apply for the Gilman on MyWorld.
- Review Gilman Essay Tip Sheet & Template in MyWorld.
- (Recommended): Work with Courtney Santos, Director of National & International Fellowships and your Education Abroad Coordinator on your essays. If interested, please email for access to Gilman Scholarship advising and updates.
- (Recommended): Attend the writing workshop to get feedback and refine your essays.

Cycle 2 Deadlines:

Complete the official Gilman Scholarship online application by Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.


Global Experiences Office: Kate Kunzman ( ) or Angela Luedke (
National & International Fellowships Director: Courtney Santos (

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