February 15, 2019

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad is now open and accepting applications. Students can receive up to $8,000 for study abroad.  Students must be receiving a federal Pell grant through the Office of Student Financial aid to be eligible and be participating in an approved UW program of at least 21 consecutive days in length in a single host country.

Please reference our Events page for the latest schedule of offerings.  These sessions will cover eligibility, application components and tips for writing competitive essays.  The application deadline for students participating in summer, early fall, or autumn 2019 study abroad programs is Tuesday, March 5th at 9:59pm PST.

We are also offering a Gilman Scholarship Writing Lab to help students get their applications over the finish line.  It will be on Thursday, February 28th from 4:30-6:30 in the Ethnic Cultural Center Computer Lab.  This is a space for students to receive assistance on a drop-in basis.  There will be experts on hand to review drafts of essays, provide feedback and answer questions.  For those of you with social media pages, I’ve created a facebook event for the writing lab https://www.facebook.com/events/308926823021084/