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UNCF: Beverly J. Gilliam Scholarship for Study Abroad


The Beverly J. Gilliam Scholarship for Foreign Study offers financial assistance to students who are accepted into recognized study abroad programs for the Summer 2010. The goal of the Scholarship is to help students gain international experiences that will help them to become better world citizens and successfully compete in the global job market. Beverly J. Gilliam (1928 - 1998) was educated in the New York Public School System graduated from City University of New York and received a master s degree from Columbia University School of Library Science. Her career started in Asia where she was responsible for setting up and managing American libraries in Korea and Japan as well as libraries at U.S. military installations in Europe. Throughout her life, Ms Gilliam s favorite pastime was international travel. She strongly felt that the world would be a better place if more people experienced life in cultures different from their own.


  • Up to $8000


  • Majors: Open
  • Available to interested Sophomores & Juniors
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Student must show evidence of financial need
  • Student may re-apply each academic year

How To Apply

  • Go online to to complete the application. You must apply online!