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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a congressionally funded program that provides grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to be able to study abroad. The goal of the program is to support a diverse range of students including but not limited to the following: (a) students with high financial need; (b) students studying in nontraditional countries, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; (c) students with diverse ethnic backgrounds; (d) students from a diverse range of institutions including 4-year, public, private, and community colleges; historically Black colleges and universities; tribal colleges; and Hispanic and other minority-serving institutions; and (e) students with disabilities. Undergraduate students in good academic standing from community colleges and public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico are welcome to apply. Eligible study abroad costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare. Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, have already been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., and be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks in one country. The online application will begin in January 2011 for study abroad programs that will start between July 15 and October 15, 2011. Entries should be received by March 1, 2011. For more information, please visit

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Publication:Gifted Child Today
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Date:Jan 1, 2011
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