Financial Aid & Outside Scholarships


External Scholarship Opportunities

Syracuse University Abroad maintains an extensive list of outside scholarships for its students.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program  offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. citizens and Pell grant (federal financial aid) recipients. Gilman encourages applications from students from diverse ethnic backgrounds; students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations; students in fields underrepresented in study abroad; and students with high financial need. Students studying a Critical Need Language (such as Mandarin Chinese or Turkish) are automatically considered for an additional $3,000 supplement for a total possible award of $8,000. One in three Gilman applicants wins an award. Funding for fall, spring, and summer study is available.

There are two deadlines for summer Gilman applications: The early application deadline is October 4, 2016. If you are not selected, you can re-apply for the regular deadline. The regular summer application deadline is the first Tuesday in March, 2017.

Visiting students should check with their study abroad office for additional pertinent information about applying for the Gilman.