Are you an undergraduate student, Pell Grant recipient, and U.S. citizen - are you interested in studying abroad? You may be eligible to apply for the U.S. State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for studying or interning abroad! 

During the last year and half, 59 UMD students received the scholarship--a 54% acceptance rate! These students won a total of $269,500! 🎉👏🎉


You can join our Gilman ELMS resource page, which offers a lot of helpful information as well as successful example essays, please fill out this brief survey.



Join us to learn more about the program, the application process, and how the National Scholarships Office can help you enhance your chances for success! Register for a session below 👇: 

Friday, January 27th, 12-12:30 PM
Monday, January 30th, 11-11:30 AM
Tuesday, January 31st, 1-1:30 PM 
Thursday, February 2nd, 12-12:30 PM
Thursday, February 2nd, 3:30-4 PM
Friday, February 3rd, 4-4:30 PM
Monday, February 6th, 1-1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 7th, 3:30-4 PM
Wednesday, February 8th, 10:30-11 AM
Wednesday, February 8th, 4:30-5 PM
Thursday, February 9th, 4:30-5 PM


Can't make any of these? Email us at [log in to unmask].

The application portal is now open and you can start here!

DEADLINE: March 9, 2023

For in-person programs or internships that start between May 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024.



Students must be:

·      a U.S. citizen

·      a Pell Grant recipient 

·      undergraduate (includes all majors)

·      all program lengths are eligible


We look forward to working with you!


Leslie Brice, National Scholarships Office 

Leslie Brice, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Director, National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland, College Park  
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