Michigan State University

Michigan State University wordmark Michigan State University masthead graphic

James Madison Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for Pell Grant recipients)

Apply Online

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the regions and countries where they go.

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need. This Scholarship is open to students studying participating in study abroad or international internship programs.

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and four weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.

Webinars are scheduled to help you with the application process. Please note that these take place in Central Standard Time (CST). To register, please go to the Gilman website.

View Deadlines and Timelines for more details. Be sure to submit your application before the deadline as late applications will not be accepted.