Gilman-McCain Scholarship With Deadline on August 1, 2024

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship, named after the late Senator John S. McCain, is a congressionally funded initiative by the U.S. Department of State. It provides awards of $5,000 to undergraduate child and spousal dependents of active or activated U.S. military personnel for studying or interning abroad on credit-bearing programs. This scholarship honors Senator McCain’s legacy by enabling military families to gain global experience and develop leadership skills.


The Gilman-McCain Scholarship offers:

  • A $5,000 award to support study abroad or international internship programs.
  • Opportunities to gain global perspectives and enhance career readiness.
  • Development of leadership skills through international experiences.


To be eligible for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be U.S. citizens or nationals.
  2. Be undergraduate students in good standing at accredited U.S. institutions.
  3. Be child or spousal dependents of active or activated U.S. military personnel, including:
    • Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard
    • Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve
    • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
    • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
    • Navy, Navy Reserve
    • Space Force
    • NOAA Commissioned Corps
    • USPHS Commissioned Corps
  4. Receive Title IV federal financial aid at the time of application or provide proof of receiving it during their study abroad program or internship.
  5. Apply for or be accepted to a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program.
  6. Choose a destination with a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2.

Application Process and Deadlines

You can submit application for this scholarship as per this call letter:

August 2024 Deadline:

    • For programs starting between September 1, 2024, and April 30, 2025.
    • Application deadline: August 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM PT.
    • Advisor certification deadline: August 8, 2024.

Applicants must ensure that their applications and advisor certifications are submitted by the respective deadlines. Notifications of application status will be sent via email.

Zahira Bano

(Associate Editor) Zahira holds a PhD in Cosmetics Surgery and Pharma. She worked with Mashables and some other beauty and wellness blogs. She is also a well-known personality and educationist and has a large number of social following. She also writes on the female empowerment motivational topics in her leisure time. She is also a scholarship winner and mentor for students looking for studying abroad opportunities.

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