Aid for Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Troy University Students Studying Abroad

The same federal financial aid is available for Troy University students studying abroad as if they were studying on this campus. Complete all the steps for applying for financial aid for the appropriate year and apply for Study Abroad.

Scholarships for US Citizens to Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Deadlines:

Spring & Summer Programs
Application opens - mid August
Application due - October

Summer Programs
Application opens - mid January
Application due - early march

Fall & Yearlong Programs
Application opens - mid January
Application due - early March

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is administered by IIE through its office in Houston, Texas.

The program awards grants of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizens, undergraduate students to pursue study abroad opportunities worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify and expand participation in international education by assisting those students who have been traditionally under-represented in U.S. study abroad. This includes, but is not limited to students studying in non-traditional locations outside of Western Europe and Australia, students with high financial need, community college students, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities and students of non-traditional age.

To be eligible the applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education and be receiving a Pell grant at the time of application. Applicants must be applying or accepted into a credit-eligible, single-country program. Programs must be between four weeks and one academic year in length. Students may apply to study in any nation, with the exception of Cuba, and those countries currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

Preference is given to those students studying outside of the traditional study abroad destinations of Western Europe and Australia. To access the on-line application and time line please go to http://www.iie.org/gilman.