Gilman Scholarship Program
What: The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarship program to enable undergraduate students of limited financial means study or intern abroad. The program prioritizes funding for students and locations that are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. There is additional funding available if a student plans to study a critical need language. This scholarship is available to U.S. citizens who are receiving a Pell Grant and studying abroad longer than 3 weeks.
Amount: Up to $5000, additional $3000 for the study of critical language
Where: Students can apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.
How to apply: Students can apply directly on the Gilman Scholarship website, but are required to meet with the RIT International Fellowships Office (email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with Claire DelMonte).
Deadline: March 6, 2018
Education Abroad Travel Grants
What: Funding from RIT Global is available for students to attend RIT Global Campus direct enroll, faculty-led, exchange and certain affiliated programs. The scholarship was created in an attempt to reduce traditional barriers to study abroad and support student engagement in international education. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need and/or who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Scholarship awardees will be required to work with the study abroad office to complete a project to promote international education during their time abroad or when they return.
Where: Varies based on eligible program location.
How to Apply: Apply as part of your RIT study abroad Compass application. Go to studyabroad.rit.edu and click “enter the compass.” Choose your desired study abroad program and apply. Make sure to “opt-in” for scholarship consideration.
March 15, 2017: For summer programs
April 15, 2017: For fall or academic year programs
What: The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. This scholarship is available to U.S. citizens with a minimum GPA of 2.8, that plan to study abroad for at least 8 weeks in the summer or 12 weeks during the semester.
Amount: Up to $3000 for a summer, $5000 for a semester, and $7000 for the full academic year.
Where: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
How to Apply: Students can apply directly on the Gilman Scholarship website, but are required to meet with the RIT International Fellowships Office (email email@example.com to set up an appointment with Claire DelMonte).
Deadline: March 14, 2018
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
What: U.S. government funded grants to study, research, or teach English in over 140 participating countries outside of the U.S. for one year for recent graduates and graduate students.
Amount: Varies, but covers cost of traveling to and living in your host country, including roundtrip airfare, a monthly stipend, and accident & sickness coverage.
Where: Over 140 participating countries
How to Apply: Attend an info session at RIT Global: Wednesday, February 28 or Thursday, March 1 at 12 and 4 pm.
Deadline: August 24, 2018