Scholarship opportunity: Gilman-Global Wales Awards

Kapi‘olani Community College lives up to the Chancellor’s vision as the premier community college in Hawaiʻi for its commitment to international education. To this end, Kapi‘olani is expanding upon its study abroad opportunities and is excited to announce its participation in the current cycle of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards.

A new grant opportunity is available for Kapi‘olani students to study abroad and/or intern in Wales through the Gilman-Global Wales Awards. The Gilman program is an excellent opportunity for students to gain global experience as citizen diplomats while working toward their academic goals. Interested applicants are encouraged to start their application early and reach out to the campus advisors for guidance on developing a competitive application.

The Gilman-Global Wales Award provides successful candidates with a scholarship up to $5,000 to support their program in eight qualifying programs in Wales (supports tuition, program fees, and travel costs associated with their study abroad/exchange program). Gilman awardees have the opportunity to access the State Alumni Network once they have completed their Gilman exchange.

The eligibility criteria include:

  1. Candidates must be U.S. citizens
  2. Candidates must be undergraduate students in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  3. Candidates must be the recipient of the Federal Pell Grant during the application period or while abroad
  4. Candidates must be in the process of applying to or accepted for a study abroad or internship program for academic credits.
  5. The program must be at least two weeks long (for applicants from two-year institutions) or three weeks long (for applications from four-year institutions), and programs must be in a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2 country

Kapi‘olani Community College students are encouraged to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for federal scholarships, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Students may also apply for Chancellor Louise Pagotto’s scholarship, Queen Kapi‘olani International Travel Scholars Endowed Fund, through the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation.

Please contact the Gilman scholarship advisors with inquiries.

  • Shawn Yacavone, certifying official for study abroad programs
  • Jennifer Bradley, certifying official for financial aid
  • Brandon Marc Higa, campus advisor

Related links
Beyond The Books, University of Hawaiʻi Foundation (Oct. 16, 2019),
Scholarship Opportunity: Gilman for France,