The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the U.S. Department of State’s flagship undergraduate study abroad scholarship program, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Under the leadership of the USA Study Abroad Branch, the Gilman Program has enabled over 34,000 American undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds to engage in international academic and internship experiences and gain skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.
Two Decades of the Gilman Program
Over 34,000 Gilman Alumni have studied or interned abroad
Gilman Alumni represent over 1,300 diverse higher education institutions across the United States, including community colleges
Gilman Alumni hail from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories; representing both urban and rural areas
Gilman Alumni have served as citizen ambassadors in 155 countries
The Gilman Program has received over 130,600 applications, making the scholarship competitive yet accessible