The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints
Fellowships and Scholarships
What are international fellowships and scholarships?
International fellowships and scholarships are financial awards granted to students to support study, research, or work abroad. Eligible students are selected through an often competitive application process.
RIT Fellowship and Scholarship Advising Services
As an RIT student or alumnus/a, you have the benefit of applying to international fellowships through RIT.
Specifically, the RIT Education Abroad & International Fellowships office provides:
- Resources such as webinars and videos about award specifics, application tips, etc.
- Individualized coaching
- Hands-on proofreading and review of application materials
- Vetting of application by RIT faculty and staff
Education Abroad Travel Grants
RIT students participating in an RIT Global Campus direct enroll, faculty-led, exchange and certain affiliated programs may be eligible for Education Abroad travel grants between $500 and $2500. The scholarship was created in an attempt to reduce traditional barriers to study abroad and support student engagement in international education.
To be considered for a travel grant, fill out the compass application for your desired study abroad program by the appropriate deadline. Make sure to “opt-in” for scholarship consideration and complete the essay requirement.
To learn more about scholarships and fellowships for international education, email Claire DelMonte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I decided to study abroad because I want an international experience where I will be able to grow and develop as a person, student and future economist. I have always been interested in the business world and as an Economics and Public Policy double major I am developing skills to excel in various political and business fields. Being the business capital of the world, Dubai is the perfect place for me to study. I am so excited for the cultural adventures I will experience in and out of the classroom.
Project: Mapping and Monitoring the Hekla Volcano: An Early Warning to Devastation and Tragedy: I am working with a research team from the University of Iceland to conduct remote sensing at the Hekla volcano in order to create a multidisciplinary assessment of the landscape which will allow them to map and monitor hazardous and vulnerable areas.
How Fulbright fits into my long term goals:
In addition to a rigorous course load as a Chemical Engineering and International and Global Studies double major, I am also on the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams at RIT, along with being a member of Spanish Club and Engineers for a Sustainable World. I decided to study abroad because having taken Spanish since middle school, becoming fluent in the language has been one of my long term goals. I also wanted to be immersed in a different culture.
I chose to go to Japan because of my long-standing interest in the language and culture. Deciding to study abroad inspired me to declare a minor in Japanese language and participate a weekly event called "Japanese Conversation Table,” during which I became close friends with Japanese International students.
Study abroad is a wonderful way to learn about the world from others' perspectives, and even more about yourself as a whole. It allows personal growth as well as your motivation and passion to grow as you experience life in another country.
How does study abroad fits into my long term goals: