Gilman-McCain Scholarship

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Gilman-McCain Scholarship

McCain International Scholarship is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. This study program is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

With the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors the Senator’s legacy of public service by enabling children of active duty military to develop the leadership and career readiness skills. They also admire the global perspective to pursue careers of service and contribute to preserving the principles and alliances.

Who May Eligible

To be eligible for a Gilman-McCain 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);
  • A dependent child of an active-duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard;
  • Recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving Title IV federal financial aid during their study abroad program or internship;
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, eligible for credit from the student’s home institution.
  • Multi-country/area programs are eligible and have no minimum requirement on the length of time spent in one country and no maximum requirement on the number of countries in a program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement; and

How to Apply

To apply, Informational videos are available on the Gilman website to help you with the application process. The videos provide an overview of the program, tips on how to compose a competitive essay and also walks-through the online application.

  • Students need to create an account and click on the Register button in the right navigation menu.
  • To continue your application or access your user account, please provide your User Name and Password to log in.

Benefit: The Gilman-McCain Scholarship recipients are awarded $5,000 to be used toward the cost of study abroad or international internship programs.

Application Deadline

The last date to apply is March 1, 2022.

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