Scholarships for Pell Grant Recipients 

Existing Pell Grant recipients may be eligible for the study abroad scholarships listed below. If you have questions about the Pell Grant, please contact the Financial Aid Office

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5,000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad. 

The Gilman Scholarship application is a lengthy process that requires multiple essay submissions. The UofM Study Abroad Office will host multiple Gilman Workshops throughout the semester to help you prepare and edit your essays. Study Abroad Advisors will also work with you one-on-one to ensure your application is competetive and ready to be submitted.

The Gilman Scholarship is focused on increasing diversity in study abroad. That includes the diversity of an applicant, the location, the major, and experience abroad. The Study Abroad Office can help you brainstorm ways to highlight the diverse nature of your application. 

Upcoming Gilman Workshops

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 815 6173 8588
Passcode: 641797

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 869 9615 8236
Passcode: 693235

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 851 8326 9562
Passcode: 706411


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Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

Grant amounts are:

Summer Award: up to $3,000
Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
Academic/Calendar Year Award: up to $7,000

Upcoming Freeman-ASIA Workshops


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