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San Diego State University

National Scholarships and Fellowships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scho​larship​

*Requires SDSU Certification


Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Website


The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Programs must be at least 3 weeks in length, and semester- or year-long programs in non-Western European countries are preferred.


Although there is no campus selection process, applicants must be certified by a campus representative.


SDSU students can obtain certification from their advisor in the SDSU main campus Study Abroad Office in the International Student Center, or in the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Office in Aztec Mesa. Many department-based International Directors and Coordinators (ex: IB, DUS, Education, Engineering) are also listed and can certify applications for programs run by their department. Please choose an advisor with whom you are working on your program application.


All other students can be certified at the main campus Study Abroad office at the International Student Center.


Students should notify their certifying advisor about their intent to apply 3 weeks prior to the national deadline.




Please note that the Gilman scholarship offers an early application option for Summer programs. This early decision Fall deadline allows students to find out whether they have received a scholarship PRIOR to study abroad program application deadlines. SDSU students are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.


N​ational Deadline for study during Spring 2018: October 3, 2017.​


Two National Deadlines for study during Summer 2018: Early deadline is October 3, 2017. Final deadline is March 6, 2018.


National Deadline for study during Fall 2018, or 2018-19 Academic Year: March 7, 2018.

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Gilman Student Interest Form

Complete the form below if you are interested in applying to the Gilman Scholarship.

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Contact Us

Ryan McLemore

Study Abroad Advisor

International Student Center

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-5101

United States

Information Sessions

Tuesday, September 5, 3:30pm-4:30pm, LL 430

Wednesday, September 6, 4pm-5pm, LL 430

Friday, September 8, 12pm-1pm, LL 430

Thursday, September 14, 4pm-5pm, LL430