September 6, 2023

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program October 2023 application cycle is open! This program enables U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

The Gilman Scholarship program offers 2 types of scholarships:

  • The Gilman Program offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to Pell Grant recipients participating in credit-bearing abroad programs (in locations with Level 1 or Level 2 Travel Advisories). Eligible study abroad programs or internships must start between December 1, 2023 and October 31, 2024. Students studying critical need languages may be eligible to receive an additional award of up to $3,000.
  • The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

The application deadline for both scholarships is Thursday, October 5, 2023, by 11:59pm Pacific Time, and is for undergraduate students who are considering studying abroad anytime between December 1, 2023 and October 31, 2024.

Register for a Gilman Scholarship information session and/or application workshop focusing on crafting strong applications for these scholarships:

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Students considering study abroad program options should please explore the UW Study Abroad Office’s website at