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Announcements : Due Oct 5

Announcement: Gilman Scholarship Now Open, Due Oct 5

Apply for the Gilman Scholarship by Oct 5 for up to $5,000 for programs beginning spring, summer, or fall 2022.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program

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Application and deadline information


  • Receive or be eligible to receive the Pell Grant (view your awards in the MyFinancialAid section of the UC Merced Connect)
  • Study for summer, fall, spring, or year
  • Not available for countries/regions that appear on the US State Department travel advisory list with level 3 or 4 advisories (e.g. students cannot use the Gilman for Cuba); Mexico OK in some states
  • Students must be US citizens at the time of participation
  • Other requirements may apply


To promote study abroad among underrepresented groups within study abroad (e.g. transfer students, science or engineering majors, minority students, non-traditional students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, reentry students, etc.) while encouraging students to study at diverse destinations

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