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Gilman Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions. Several JCMU have received these generous scholarships for their programs in Japan. 

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
  • United States citizen
  • Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
  • Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's home institution
  • Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

Gilman Scholarships applications and awards available on the following schedule:

  • October application deadline – for spring semester of the following year
  • March application deadline – for summer, fall and academic year programs (of that year)

The Gilman Scholarship program also offers special scholarships for students conducting an internship abroad. For Gilman Internship support, please see this website.

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, please visit the Gilman website at, or contact the appropriate person below:

Last name starting with letters A through D
Phone:  832-369-3477

Last name starting with letters E through K
Phone: 832-369-3484

Last name starting with letters L through Q
Phone: 832-369-3475

Last name starting with letters R through Z
Phone: 832-369-3485