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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Study Aboard in SPAIN FALL 2012  

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Fall 2012 Application  - Deadline: MARCH 1, 2012

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institution, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institution from 50 states.

A limited number of $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8,000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website at

Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of the application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education.

For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application visit:

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
520 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 740
Houston, TX 77027

Contact for Applicants: Lindsay Calvert
Phone: 713.621.6300, ext. 25

Contact for Advisors: Jennifer Eisele
Phone: 713.621.6300, ext. 16

Please contact
the DVC Financial Aid Office  
for additional questions.
Phone: 925.685.1230 ext.2049

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