Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to U.S. undergraduates to pursue study abroad.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use.
There were 302 scholarships awarded to recipients from 48 U.S. States to study abroad in approximately 50 foreign countries in fiscal year 2001.
Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Public nonprofit institution/organizations; U.S. citizen, enrolled as undergraduates and receiving Federal financial aid for schooling.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Administered by the Institute for International Education. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Scholarships announced by IIE through newsletters, e-mail, websites, and other appropriate means. Applications must be submitted to IIE.
Selection panel chooses scholarship recipients.
Contact the Headquarters Office listed below.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
Demonstrated financial need, intended participation in a credit-bearing study abroad program, plan for individual project upon return to the U.S.
How may assistance be used?
Scholarships for financially needy U.S. undergraduates to study abroad.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Within 30 days of completion of programs.
As prescribed by grant terms.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One semester or one academic year.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Ms. Michelle Dass Pickard, Institute of International Education, Southern Regional Office, 515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150, Houston, TX 77027-9407 Phone: (713) 621-6300 ext. 20 Fax: (713) 621-7958 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.iie.org/gilman State Dept: Catherine L. Friend, ECA/A/S/A, SA#44, Washington, DC 20547. Telephone: (202) 619-5434. Fax: (202) 401-1433. E-Mail: CFRIEND@PD.STATE.GOV.
(Direct payments) FY 02 $1,500,000; FY 03 est $1,500,000; and FY 04 est $1,500,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average award: $4,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
U.S. undergraduate students received scholarships for study abroad in 50 countries.