Since the inception of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in 2001, over 130,000 applications have been received and over 34,000 scholarships have been awarded to students participating in study abroad programs and internships around the world.
This page provides further information regarding Gilman Scholarship recipients and program statistics.
The 20 year impact study highlights the value of the Gilman Program in providing global opportunities that open academic and professional doors, and the impact that these opportunities have on not only the Gilman Scholars, but on their communities back in the United States, among other key findings. It also highlights the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) commitment to ensuring that American students with limited financial means and from all backgrounds participate in international exchange, fostering mutual understanding and developing critical skills that support our economic prosperity and U.S. national security.
2020-2021 Program Highlights
Gilman Scholars studied or interned in 76 countries around the world
70% of Gilman Scholars came from rural areas
58% of Gilman Scholars were first-generation college students
44% of Gilman Scholars studied a language during their program
80% of Gilman Scholars acquired job-related skills
27% of Gilman Scholars were from a Minority-Serving Institution or Community College
The Gilman Program works with universities and colleges across the U.S. to encourage and support applicants from public, private, two-year and four-year institutions. The following data reflects the past academic year of institutions with Gilman Scholars.
GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS Awarded
- March 2022 Deadline Recipients
- October 2021 Deadline Recipients
- March 2021 Deadline Recipients
- October 2020 Deadline Recipients
- March 2020 Deadline Recipients
- October 2019 Deadline Recipients
- Fall 2019/ AY 2019-2020 Recipients
- Fall 2018 Recipients
- Spring 2019 Recipients
- Early Summer and Summer 2019 Recipients