The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship 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 are receiving the Federal Pell grant. Over 2,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award, for a total maximum award of $8,000.


U.S. Citizen undergraduate, must be receiving the Federal Pell grant


OSU certification is required.  Please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your project proposal and apply online.


Please visit the Gilman website


LeAnn Adam
OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships 


For additional education abroad scholarships, please visit the OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) 

OSU Recipients: 



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Coleman Swenson, Japan

Heather Sheffield, Vietnam

Zoey Corrigan, Chile

Cathy Duong, India

Adriana Sanchez, Spain

Bianca Ramos-Navarro, Taiwan

Victoria Kurtz, Spain

Logan Adams, Guatemala

Griffin Cerva, Japan

Dang Duong, India

Sheridan Jeffries, Namibia

Ashley Nelsen, Costa Rica

Dillon Rhoades, Hungary

Kathleen Roberts, Ecuador

Brianna Santana, Ecuador

Audrey Ali, Morocco

Marwah Al-Jilani, Morocco

Natalie Leon, Bolivia

Mara Rutherford, India 



Alan Bienvenida, Morocco

Sarah Canales, Argentina

Kjerstine Crowder, Thailand

Rebeccah Davis, Ecuador

Mitchell Evers, Chile

Miranda Gleason, France

Xavier Gonzalez, Spain

Justin Knott, South Africa

Luis Meza, Netherlands

Kole Nakamura, Japan

Tyler Richardson, Japan

Josephine Sechrist, Spain

Morgan Thompson, South Africa

Lauren Watwood, Senegal



Brandy Aguirre, South Africa

Charles Baugh, India

Nastassia Donoho, India

Blas Garfias, Argentina

Rebecca Gibbon, Argentina

Edward Joseph Hofschneider, Japan

Jacob Kollen, Chile

Hana Laughton, Spain

Thomas Luong, Japan

Ana Medero, Spain

Jesse Mcginty, Costa Rica

Karl Myers, South Korea

Rachelle Robinson, Dominican Republic

Rebekah Smith, Ecuador

Dacotah Spiichal, Ecuador

Annette Stevenson, Bonaire

Anthony Treas, Ecuador



Ilwaad Aman, China

Meghan Atkinson, Bonaire

Ana Bienvenida, Switzerland

Amanda Caldwell, Namibia

Melissa Carrillo, Argentina

Karla Garcia, Thailand

Jessica Hua, South Africa

Sarah Jacobi, Senegal

Julia Jones, Argentina

Celeste Moen, Bonaire

Amedee Ngarukiye, Morocco/Switzerland

Robert Plascencia, Germany

Ebrahim Siala, Egypt

Natasha Stewart, South Africa

Jacob Tepper, Bonaire

Jonathon Tran, India


Kristin Beem, Bonaire

Jeremy Carter, India

Haley Cox, Madagascar

Jennifer Lund, South Africa

Dylan McDowell, Tanzania

Terri Pugh, Italy

James Staub, Chile

Charlie Ta, United Kingdom