Featured Scholarship Recipients

Each year WWU students are awarded various scholarships to participate in education abroad.

Five WWU students were awarded the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad in 2022-23! 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 

"The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide."

Since its inception in 2001, over 100,000 applications have been received and over 31,000 scholarships have been awarded to students participating in study abroad programs and internships around the world, including virtual global programs. 

WWU Education Abroad in collaboration with other departments and advocates on campus have championed efforts to increase awareness and access to significant national, local, and institutional scholarship opportunities for WWU students. For more information on scholarship opportunities, see our Scholarships webpage and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Information for Students.