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The Benjamin L. Gilman Scholarship

ETSU Faculty Representative:    

Maria Costa, Director
International Programs and Services
120 Yoakley Hall
Phone: (423) 439-7737
Email: costa@etsu.edu

Website:  www.iie.org/gilman

Award: Up to $5000 to go towards tuition, books, room and board, international airfare, and insurance. Recipients who are intending to study languages that the Program designates as "critical" (such as Arabic , Chinese, Indic, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkic) may also receive an additional $3000 grant. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, currently enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university in the US, and eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. In addition, the study abroad program to which the applicant has applied (or been accepted) must take place in the Fall, Winter, or Spring term (Summer programs are not eligible) and include at least 28 consecutive days in one country.

When to Apply:  Applications are usually due in early October and April each year.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Gilman Scholarship is designed to support US students study abroad in countries other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or those of Western Europe.  The Bureau is especially interested in assisting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad (including students with high financial need, diverse ethnic backgrounds, or disabilities, and those in fields such as engineering and the sciences). Within six months of returning from their international studies, recipients are required to complete a community outreach project that promotes international education and/or the Gilman International Scholarship. 

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The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Honors College

Street Addresses of The Honors College offices:
  Administration: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
Honors-in-Discipline Programs: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Fine & Performing Art Scholars: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Undergraduate Research: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
International Programs & Services: Yoakley Hall, Room 122
161 S. Dossett Drive