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Financial Aid at Husson University

Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. A Gilman Scholarship enables American undergraduate students to gaine proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.


Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award, for a total award of $8,000. This awad is competitive and offered to a limited number of students each year. 

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, passport and visa fees.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year instiutions)
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for a study abroad program for at least two weeks for community college students, and four weeks for students from four-year institutions
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State

How to Apply

Submit your online application in advance of the deadline through the Gilman Online Application System.


Students can study and intern abroad during the Spring, Summer, Fall or academic year term. Follow this link for specific dates on the deadlines and timelines for the application cycle.

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