August 24, 2021

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. Students must be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid award and be a U.S. citizen either at the time of application or by the time you go abroad to be eligible. The October deadline is for applicants whose in-person programs start between December 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022. Students participating in programs starting in any of the academic terms listed below are eligible to apply in this application cycle:

  • Winter 2022
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Academic Year 2022-2023

Virtual programs will be eligible through summer 2022.
Learn more at  The application deadline is October 5, 2021 at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time. UW Study Abroad will be hosting virtual Gilman Scholarship info sessions that will include writing tips at the following times:

Thursday, September 2, 11:30-12:30 PM PST, Register: 
Tuesday, September 14, 4:00-5:00 PM PST, 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 the scholarships and funding adviser.  Virtual appointments can be booked online by visiting the UW Study Abroad Advising page.

If you are working with a student who is receiving financial aid but NOT receiving the federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid package, they should consider applying for the Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
The application deadline for programs that start in winter or spring 2022 is September 15, 2021. Students applying for the Gilman can also apply for this award.