Lone Star College has resources available to eligible students that help with the cost of studying abroad. Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment in the home school for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.
Each year the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards undergraduate students who meet certain requirements and plan to participate on an eligible for-credit study abroad program during either the fall, spring or summer semesters or for a full academic year. The scholarship can be used to cover costs such as program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Community college students participating on a study abroad program where they spend at least 14 days in one country are eligible as long as they meet the other requirements.
The following 2018-19 LSC Study Abroad Programs meet this requirement:
A Lone Star College student has previously received a Gilman scholarship. Martha Ocampo, who was one of the Lone Star College students with the 2010-2011 Study Abroad Program to China, was the first Lone Star student to receive the scholarship. The selection process was very competitive with less than 20 percent of the applicants being awarded.
The scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE).