Since the inception of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in 2001, over 89,000 applications have been received and over 25,000 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 U.S. Study Abroad Office in the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs shows medium and longer-term outcomes of the Gilman Scholarship Program.
2017-2018 Program Highlights
Only 8% of Gilman Scholars had studied abroad prior to receiving the scholarship
59% of Gilman Scholars were first-generation college students
64% of Gilman Scholars either took language courses or courses taught in another language
82% of Gilman Scholars acquired job-related skills
30% of Gilman Scholars were STEM majors
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.