Funding for a portion of study abroad costs for students receiving Pell Grant Funding.


October 5, 2023

OUSF is happy to give advising and feedback on draft applications with at least 1 week's notice

SPRING programs deadline: early October
SUMMER programs early decision deadline: early October

SUMMER programs regular deadline: early March

FALL programs deadline: early March

ACADEMIC YEAR programs deadline: early March

Since you will need the support of both the Global Education Office and the Financial Aid Office, OUSF encourages you to contact GEO as soon as you are interested in applying to learn their timelines.




Award recipients


Niisoja Torto

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Knight-Hennessy Scholar, Gilman Scholar

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



U.S. Citizen


Sophomore, Junior



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded. Awards vary depending on the length of study and student need. Students who receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement when studying less-commonly taught languages.



The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.


The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the following criteria: • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad. • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. • The applicant is studying abroad for at least 4 weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 4 weeks. • The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.