Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship
Rock Creek Bldg. 3, Rm. 223 | 971-722-7152 | FAX: 971-722-7170 | email@example.com[opens in new window] | Office Hours: 9am-4pm
PCC had 6 Gilman winners for 2012-2013 programs. PCC was the community college with the most winners for all of the United States for the spring 2013 competition.
Way to go PCC students!
Scholarship Application Submission Deadlines
Summer and Fall Term Programs (Costa Rica & Italy) - The scholarship application cycle for programs occurring during the summer and Fall terms opens in January.The deadline to submit applications is typically the first week in March, with notification of awards in May.
Winter and Spring Term Programs (Spain & England) - The scholarship application cycle for programs occurring during the winter and spring terms opens in August. The deadline to submit applications is typically the first week in October, with notification of awards in December.
The Gilman International Scholarship program, which is not associated with the PCC financial aid office, aims to support American students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including ANY of these categories:
- Students with high financial need
- Community college students
- Students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering
- Students with diverse ethnic backgrounds
- Students with disabilities
The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of backgrounds from two-year, four-year public, and private higher education institutions from all 50 states. The application process is free. According to the 2010 Open Doors Report, Issued by the Institute for International Education, 55 oregon students were awarded a Gilman scholarship during the 2008/2009 academic school year. This number continues to grow each year!
Any student who currently receives a Pell Grant may be eligible for an award up to $5,000. The average award is about $3,500. Award amounts are based on the amount the student needs and where their application ranked among those selected. Panelists do not see the financial need information for an applicant. Need is considered once a student is selected for the scholarship, as all eligible applicants are receiving Pell Grants and considered to be in high financial need. Once a student is selected for the Gilman Scholarship, the program determines the student’s unmet need. This is determined by subtracting any financial aid (excluding loans) the student can apply towards the study abroad program from the program cost. The second factor in determining the amount of a student’s award is where the student ranked in the list of selected applicants. An applicant’s ranking, based on the application, is assigned by the selection panel.
To apply for a Gilman Scholarship, students should follow the steps listed below:
Step 1: Complete the PCC Consent to Release Confidential Information Form online in MyPCC. This form is located on the MyPCC Home Tab, under Quick Links. Fill out the form with the information listed below:
- First & Last Name: Study Abroad Staff
- Relationship: Advisors
- Mailing Address: 17705 NW Spring Rd., Bldg 3, Rm 223, Portland OR 97229
- Phone: (971) 722-7152
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check off every record specified and Purpose of Disclosure is "Scholarship"
Step 2: Visit the Gilman Scholarship APPLY page and complete the online application. Be sure to review the "Frequently Asked Questions" section. Students will find the online application under the "How to Apply" tab. Make sure to contact both the PCC Study Abroad Office and the PCC Financial Aid Office to let staff know you are applying for the scholarship, as the staff will be asked to verify details of the application. Students are also encouraged to meet with a Study Abroad staff member or attend a Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop to find out how to write award-winning scholarship application essays!
Gilman Scholarship Program Contact Information
The Institute of International Education (IIE) serves as the administrator of the Gilman Scholarship Program which is headquartered in IIE's Houston, Texas office, which is located in the Central time zone. For contact information, visit the Institute for International Education Contact web page.