The Gilman Scholarship Program

Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The Gilman Scholarship application process is competitive and it requires that students submit thoughtful essays, which demonstrate a depth of reflection on their goals for their study or intern abroad program as well as design and implement a study abroad outreach project upon their return to campus. Each application cycle, numerous NC State students are selected as Gilman Scholars.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship), is a newly created scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students who are child dependents of active duty military member(s) to study or intern abroad. Gilman-McCain applicants complete many of the same application requirements as the Gilman Scholarship; however, the application deadlines may be different.

More information and advising

Each application cycle, the Study Abroad Office coordinates information sessions and advising for students interested in applying for the Gilman/Gilman-McCain Scholarship. Please see below for Spring 2022:

Information sessions

Monday, February 14, 4-5 p.m. ET | Register here

Individual advising

In order to be most competitive for these prestigious awards, one-on-one essay review with a study abroad advisor is recommended for all Gilman/Gilman-McCain applicants. Contact or your study abroad advisor to set-up an individual advising appointment to review your application, essays, and ask questions.