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UNL Education Abroad

Gilman Scholarship Campus Registration



The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad or internship programs abroad worldwide. 

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.  -From the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship website

Use of this Registration formThis "application" should be used in addition to your official Gilman scholarship application.  This registration form is meant as a way for you to notify us that you intend to apply; this way, we can work with you to ensure you are eligible for the Gilman Scholarship and that you have completed all of the necessary items for your Gilman Scholarship application. 

BE SURE TO COMPLETE AN OFFICIAL GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IN ADDITION TO THIS REGISTRATION FORM.  The official Gilman scholarship application can be found on their website: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Website

Scholarship Timeline

There are 2 Application Cycles per year for Gilman.

Application Cycle 1 - due October 6, 2020

Eligible Term Abroad: Spring 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall/Academic Year 2021-2022

Application Cycle 2 - due March 9, 2021
Eligible Term Abroad: This cycle encompasses Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 programs. 

Steps to Apply:
1. Meet with an Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss your program options. Call: 402-472-5358 for an appointment or walk in between 1:00-4:00. Selecting the RIGHT program that connects to your academic and career interests is key.
2. Register your intent to apply for the Gilman on MyWorld by clicking Apply Now below.
3. Review Gilman Essay Tip Sheet & Template in MyWorld.
4. Work with Dr. Damuth, UNL’s Fellowships Advisor and the Gilman Education Abroad Team on your essays.
5. Complete the official Gilman Scholarship online application 1 Application Due October 8th by 11:59 pm Central Time)
Students that do not receive the Gilman during Cycle 1 whose programs start between May 2020 and April 2021 may apply again during Cycle 2. (Due March 9 rd by 11:59 pm)

Meeting with the Education Abroad Office

We encourage you to work with the Education Abroad Office on your Gilman Scholarship essays to ensure that your application is as competitive as possible. To schedule an appointment, make an appointment with Cait Naberhaus in MyPlan.

Once you create your Gilman portal in MyWorld by hitting "Apply Now", you will have access to two helpful documents created by Dr. Laura Damuth, the Director of National and International Fellowships, which will aid you in your application process. These will be deployed in your "Announcements " section on MyWorld.


  1. U.S Citizen
  2. Currently-enrolled undergraduate student in good academic standing
  3. Receiving a Pell Grant or Pell-eligible at the time of the study or internship program abroad
  4. Applying to or accepted in a study or internship program abroad sponsored by or approved for credit by University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  5. Studying abroad for at least 3 weeks
  6. Have not previously been awarded a Gilman scholarship
  7. Studying or interning in a country that is a State Department Advisory Level 1 or 2

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 02/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.