September 2, 2020

The Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad is now open. Receive up to $5,000. Students studying critical-need languages can receive up to an additional $3,000. You must be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of your financial aid award and be a U.S. citizen either at the time of application or by the you go abroad to be eligible. The October 2020 deadline is for applicants whose in-person or virtual programs start between January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. Study abroad programs must be a minimum of 21 consecutive days in a single country. Students participating in programs starting in any of the academic terms listed below are eligible to apply in this application cycle:

  • winter quarter 2021
  • spring quarter 2021
  • spring semester 2021
  • summer quarter 2021
  • early fall 2021
  • fall quarter 2021
  • autumn semester 2021
  • academic year 2021-2022

Learn more at  The application deadline is October 6, 2020 at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time.  UW Study Abroad will be hosting Gilman Scholarship info sessions that will include writing tips at the following times:

Tuesday , September 1, 12:30-1:30pm, Register:
Wednesday, September 16, 6-7pm, Register:
Tuesday, September 22, 12:30-1:30 pm Register,

Students can receive assistance with the Gilman application and written essays from both UW Study Abroad and The Office of Merit Scholarships by appointment. Appointments with UW Study Abroad must be made with Kiana Parker. Virtual appointments can be booked online by visiting the UW Study Abroad Advising page.