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Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop

February 19 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alumni Hall, Room 219


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Knox Students: Are you a PELL (US federal aid) recipient? Are you planning to study abroad in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or for the Academic Year 2020-2021? The Gilman International Scholarship Application System is now open - and if you are eligible you should apply for funding through this competitive and prestigious federal program!

We will hold two Gilman Application Workshops:

Gilman Info Session: 4:00-5:00 PM Thursday, February 6

Gilman Writing Workshop: 4:00-5:30 PM Wednesday, February 19

The first session will focus on what the Gilman Scholarship program is and how it works. Knox Gilman recipients who have recently returned from study abroad will talk about their drafting process: how they created a compelling narrative, connected it to program choice and academic and career goals, and outlined a strong and effective follow-on project. 

The second session will be a writing workshop. Come with with drafts of your application essay! We will provide advice and assistance, with tips on how to create a distinctive essay. The Gilman competition is competitive; the award is prestigious (and is great prep for a Fulbright application) - don't forget about the many resources you have on campus as you work on your essay! (Red Room! Red Room!)

Student applications for all three terms are due March 3, 2020. Click here for more information.

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship;
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country or area and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.


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