Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awards scholarships of up to $5,000 (and an additional $3,000 for critical languages). This amount can really help finance an experience abroad. With commitment and preparation, Brandeis students tend to do well in the application process as evident by the extensive list of recipients below.
This application is more involved (you can't finish it the night before!) and students need to meet with Alisha Cardwell, Study Abroad Advisor, for help with completing their applications. Visit Gilman's website for eligibility, prize amounts, to create an account, and more information. The scholarship is available for Pell Grant Eligible students who are studying abroad for credit in the fall, spring, or summer terms.
Locations of Past Recent Recipients
- Summer 2017 - China, Italy, South Africa (Zoila Coc-Chang '18)
- Spring 2017 - Denmark, Dominican Republic, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom
- Fall 2016 - China, Japan
- Spring 2016 - Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, India, Japan, South Korea (Yini Rong '17)
- Fall 2015 - India, United Kingdom
- Spring 2015 - Australia, China, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands
- Summer 2014 - Bhutan, Vietnam, China (Katie Lawrence '16)
- Alumni Recipients - Nadine Channaoui '10
Gilman Scholar Ashley Piccirrillo-Horan '17 shares her experience planning for study abroad financially
"Everything I knew about foreign landscapes and languages had come from National Geographic magazines and grilling my Spanish teachers about their home countries, which were from Cuba and Spain, up until I graduated high school. It was safe to say I was growing a little stir crazy in my beautiful, yet small rural town in Connecticut, and was itching for new experiences in college. At Brandeis I delved deeper into learning Spanish, and was inspired to improve my communication skills. Financially, I knew traveling was expensive, and not something my family could afford. For this reason I initially thought that I would not be able to go abroad, since I thought my financial aid would change, and that I would lose out on not being able to work for a semester. After talking with financial aid, I discovered that my aid still did run over for my time abroad, and that there were options out there for me to help fund my dreams. It was then I was informed about the Gilman Scholarship.