Gilman Go Global and GAIN Travel Grant

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Cost should not be an obstacle to study abroad

Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $3,500!

  • To apply for GAIN, you need to provide your FAFSA Student Aid Report. CIEE will award need-based grants based on a student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and program selection.
  • To apply for Gilman Go Global, you need to provide proof of an eligible application to the Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship.

GAIN Travel Grant

Semester/Quarter Programs: $1,000 toward airfare 
Summer Programs: $500 toward airfare 

Eligibility: The Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant helps cover outbound and return airfare to all CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate financial need. All students who receive a Federal Pell Grants are guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant. To receive this grant, students upload their FAFSA Student Aid Report and submit their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by October 15 (spring programs), or by April 1 (summer and fall programs). CIEE GAIN Travel Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: Need-Based Grants: Students eligible for a Federal Pell Grant must submit their CIEE Scholarships & Grants application by these dates to be guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant. Non-Pell students should still apply, but these are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The CIEE GAIN Travel Grant is valid toward outbound and return airfare on CIEE programs. This is a credit with our partner travel agency and has no cash value. If you are selected for a GAIN Travel Grant, CIEE will not reimburse you for out of pocket travel costs.

Gilman Go Global Grant

Gilman Scholars

Semester/Quarter: $500/$300 toward program costs
Summer: $250 toward program costs

Qualified Gilman Applicants

Semester/Quarter: $2,500/$1,500 toward program costs
Summer: $1,000 toward program costs

All Gilman Go Global Grant recipients also automatically receive a GAIN Travel Grant!

Eligibility: Qualified applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship are eligible for a Gilman Go Global Grant, regardless of whether they are selected as a Gilman Scholar. Simply upload the first page of your FAFSA Student Aid Report and proof of application to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and submit a CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by October 15 for spring programs, or April 1 for summer and fall programs to be eligible for the grant. Students must provide CIEE proof that they were not selected as a Gilman Scholar to receive the larger grant sizes noted above.