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U.S. Department of State Announces 2,100 Gilman Scholars, Expanding Access to Study Abroad for American Undergraduate Students – United States Department of State

The U.S. Department of State announced today that it has awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships are awarded to those who applied in the spring 2024 cycle. All are recipients of Pell Grants, a federal grant for American graduate students with exceptional financial need. On average, 70 percent of Gilman recipients self-identify as racial or ethnic minorities, 60 percent are from rural areas and small towns across America, and half are first-generation college or university students.

This group of Gilman Scholars will study or internship in more than 90 countries and represent more than 500 U.S. colleges and universities. This includes 70 recipients of the Critical Need Language Award and 60 recipients of the new STEM Supplement Award, which assists selected Gilman Scholars to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad program. Additionally, there are 56 recipients of the John McCain International Scholarship for Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship), which is awarded to children and spouses of U.S. military personnel who are active duty or active duty during the application period. Are. The governments of France, Germany, through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Israel, New Zealand and Wales, as well as the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Portugal and the Taipei State Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States, Gilman offers additional scholarships to scholars to study in these countries/locations.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 41,000 Gilman Scholars have studied or interned in more than 160 countries around the world. Supported by the US Congress, the Gilman Scholarship is an initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State and assisted in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and its recipients, including this newest group, visit gilmanscholarship.org.

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