Monday, August 10, 2015

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

Image result for gilman scholarshipPlanning to go abroad for Spring 2016?  Are you a Pell Grant recipient?  If so, please consider applying to this excellent scholarship opportunity, which is available to UMD Pell Grant students.  The Benjamin A. Gilman InternationalScholarship awards up to $5000 to help fund study abroad opportunities.  In the last two years, over 60 UMD students have received this highly competitive award! 

Eligibility requirements:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Pell Grant recipients
  • Applying for a study abroad program that is at least 4 weeks long

This is a highly competitive scholarship which requires advanced planning with Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office, so if you are interested in applying please do the following:
  1. Meet with an Education Abroad Regional Advisor to plan their study abroad for spring 2016
  2. Schedule an advising meeting with the National Scholarships Office for guidance in creating a strong application. To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Leslie Brice (  
The application deadline for spring 2016 is October 6, 2015.