Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to U.S.

citizen undergraduates to pursue study abroad.


Examples of Funded Projects

U.S.

undergraduate students received scholarships for study abroad in 63 countries.


Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

Office - IIE: Ms. Michelle Dass Pickard, Institute of International Education, Southern Regional Office, 515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150, Houston, TX 77027-9407 Telephone: (713) 621-6300 ext.

20; Fax: (713) 621-7958; E-mail: mpickard@iie.org Website: http://www.iie.org/gilman.



Program Accomplishments

There were 351 scholarships awarded to recipients from all 50 U.S. States, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, to study abroad in 63 foreign countries in fiscal year 2005.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To promote mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through scholarships for U. S. undergraduates with financial need to study abroad.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

U.S.

citizen, enrolled as undergraduates and receiving a Pell Grant.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Student/Trainee.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Scholarships announced by IIE through newsletters, e-mail, websites, and other appropriate means. Applications must be submitted to IIE.

Award Procedures

Selection panel chooses scholarship recipients.

Deadlines

Contact the Headquarters Office listed below.

Authorization

Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256, as amended. The International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

1 month.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Financial need; Pell grant.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

One semester or one academic year.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Within 30 days of completion of programs.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

As prescribed by grant terms.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0201-0-1-154.

Obigations

FY 07 $5,000,000; FY 08 est not available; FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average award: $4,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

IIE: Ms. Michelle Dass Pickard, Institute of International Education, Southern Regional Office, 515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150, Houston, TX 77027-9407 Telephone: (713) 621-6300 ext. 20; Fax: (713) 621-7958; E-mail: mpickard@iie.org Website: http://www.iie.org/gilman.

Headquarters Office

Educational Information and Resources (ECA/A/S/A), Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, U.S. Dept. of State, SA-44, 301 4th St. SW, Washington DC 20547, Attn: Coleen Gatehouse. Telephone: (202) 453-8887. Fax: (202) 453-8890.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Demonstrated financial need, intended participation in a credit-bearing study abroad program, plan for individual project upon return to the U.S.




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