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 $4,000!

  • 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

Semester/Quarter Programs: $2,500 toward program costs
Summer Programs: $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. Students must upload proof of application submission to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and submit their 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.