The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports study abroad for undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grants and who intend to study in another country for at least four weeks.
How to apply
Candidates must submit a completed application form, transcripts, a statement of purpose, and a proposed “follow-on” project essay.
Applicants must work with Ball State’s Study Abroad office and Financial Aid and Scholarships office well in advance of the application deadline to obtain required certifications and expense details.
Applicants do not need to be nominated by Ball State. However, they are strongly advised to work with Barb Stedman , director of national and international scholarships. At least six weeks before the deadline--preferably earlier--students should call 765-285-1024 to schedule an appointment, or e-mail email@example.com with questions.
Gilman application guidance for Ball State students
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Applicants who intend to study abroad during spring semester 2016 must submit their applications online by October 7, 2015.
Applicants who intend to study abroad during summer or fall semester 2016 must submit their applications online sometime in early March.
Duration and amount
The Gilman Scholarship is intended to fill funding gaps not met by a Pell Grant and other funding sources, up to $5,000. Award amounts vary but average around $4,000 per recipient.
Applicants who proposed to study a Critical Need Language while abroad are eligible to receive an additional $3,000. See the Gilman website for a listing of eligible languages .
During the 2015-2016 competition cycle, approximately 2,300 scholarships will be awarded.
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