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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program from the U.S. Department of State that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and who want to apply for a credit-bearing international program or virtual program of at least three weeks.

At Lehigh, the Study Abroad Office, the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Fellowship Advising work together to help students apply to the program. We have had more than 30 Lehigh students receive Gilman Scholarships in the last few years.

We held a recent Gilman Scholarship Information session. Here is the link to the recording from this session.  You will need your Lehigh credentials to access.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS (OPT-IN DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021).

Send an email to ofa@lehigh.edu confirming your intention to apply for the program before the deadline.

1

Meet with your Study Abroad Advisor to select a program and create a budget

2

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

Notify your Financial Aid counselor that you plan to apply for the Gilman Scholarship and verify that you are currently receiving a Pell Grant

3

Self-enroll in Canvas (You will need to create signin and password.) and complete the Intake Form

4

An Office of Fellowship Advising (OFA) staff member will contact you to arrange a meeting

5

Draft your application essays and outline.  Share them with your OFA advisor via Google docs

6

Visit the Writing & Math Center for more feedback on your essays

7

Your final draft essays will go through our Blind Review process

8

Request an official transcript from the Registrar

Allow at least two weeks before the Gilman Scholarship application deadline to receive your transcript

9

Review your budget with your Study Abroad Advisor before applying

 

10

Submit your scholarship application

Send your final essays, transcript and other materials through the application portal at least three days before the deadline

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