Gilman-Israel Scholarship

3 March, 2021


The Gilman-Israel Scholarship, a partnership between the Embassy of Israel to the United States and the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, is a highly selective award for those studying or interning abroad in Israel. Gilman recipients can also use their Gilman Scholarship funds to pay for credit-bearing virtual study abroad or international internship programs in Israel. The Embassy of Israel to the United States is also providing additional funding for Gilman Scholars to study Hebrew under the Critical Need Language Award (CNLA), which is part of the Gilman application. The Gilman Program will also continue to support the study of Arabic through the CNLA in Israel. This scholarship supports a wider effort between the United States and Israel to increase and diversify international student mobility among Israeli and American higher
education institutions. The award allows students from accredited U.S. higher education institutions to strengthen their skills and expand their educational experiences while living and learning in Israel.

Eligibility Requirements:
• U.S. Citizen
• Undergraduate student in good academic standing
• Federal Pell Grant recipient
• Participating in a program abroad that is at least two weeks (14 days) for community college students and three weeks (21 days) for students from four-year institutions OR participating in a credit-bearing virtual study abroad or international internship program in Israel.
• In the process of applying for, or accepted to, a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program in Israel.

Award Amount
Successful applicants will receive a study grant of $5,000 to be used toward tuition, housing, travel, and related costs for up to one academic year in Israel.

Application Deadlines:
For overseas programs that start between May 2021-April 2022
For overseas programs that start between December 2021-October 2022


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