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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Global Temple Conference


Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award for a semester being $4,000. Students studying a critical need language while abroad in the Middle East, North Africa or other non-traditional locations are also eligible for an additional $3,000 Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement. This congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. 

For Temple students, a required part of the Gilman application process is to meet with a study abroad advisor to discuss your study abroad plan and review your application essays.  While the scholarship application itself must be completed on the Gilman application website, Temple applicants are also required to create an advising profile by clicking on the Get Started button below before starting a Gilman application.  Once logged into the portal, follow these steps to start the advising process:

  • Watch the posted video “Getting Started on your Gilman Scholarship Application,” and mark the requirement as completed.
  • Download and review the posted “Gilman Application Guide” checklist, which explains the steps to the rest of the process.
  • Once you have written drafts of your essays, make an appointment with an advisor in Education Abroad using the scheduler provided in your portal. 

Non-Temple students should consult the study abroad office at their home institution for application and advising process instructions.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Students who are U.S. citizens and receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply.


Check the Gilman website for the most up-to-date deadlines. In order for your Study Abroad Advisor to effectively aid in your application, you must submit your essays and meet with an advisor by the following internal deadlines, which are in advance of the official Gilman deadlines.

Spring Semester / Early Summer Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

Fall Semester / Final Summer Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019*

*The internal deadlines always fall on a Friday in correspondence with the national deadlines.


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