The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Award, or Gilman award as it is more commonly known, is designed to allow undergraduate students who would otherwise be financially ill-equipped to study abroad to do so.
To be eligible, you must be a recipient of the Pell Grant, which is available under federal student aid for domestic students only. It is open to students at both two-year and four-year colleges.
— Lisa Unangst (@UnangstLisa) April 10, 2018
Whether you want to attend a small college or a large one, on a four-year or two-year degree, if you are a US student hoping to study in your home country but experience a taste of the study-abroad lifestyle there is likely to be an institution for you below.
|Small colleges||Number of awards|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||15|
|Medium colleges||Number of awards|
|George Washington University||22|
|University of Rhode Island||14|
Want the benefits of the tight-knit community of a small college with the exciting perks of a large one? Georgetown, George Washington and Rhode Island are the universities to enroll in for your chances at a Gilman award.
|Large colleges||Number of awards|
|University of California, Berkeley||97|
|University of Texas at Austin||53|
|University of California, Davis||47|
The University of California, Berkeley came out on top overall, with nearly 100 scholarships awarded. With a still-impressive number hovering around the 50 mark, Texas at Austin and California, Davis came in at second and third, respectively.
|Associate’s-granting colleges||Number of awards|
|Portland Community College||11|
|San Antonio College||11|
|Johnson County Community College||5|
The tables are based on the institutions that had the largest number of Gilman awardees in the 2016-17 intake. The small colleges were determined as having under 5,000 undergraduates, medium colleges between 5,000 and 15,000, and large colleges more than 15,000.