John Gilbert Scholarship for International Studies

Past Recipients

Darren Agcaoili, 2018
Asya Evelyn, 2018
Skyler Baumann, 2018
Emily Michaelis, 2018
Maria de los Angeles Santos-Quezada, 2017
Jenny Ballesteros, 2017
Eric Medraro, 2016
Lucia Hernandez, 2016
Amanda Adams, 2016
Gabrielle Straughn, 2015
Jessica Andrews, 2015
Lida Azim, 2014
Teresa Gomez, 2014


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$1,000 to $7,000 awarded annually

The John Gilbert Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of a fund set up by the family and friends of John Gilbert. The John Gilbert Scholarship is exclusively for students who participate in an SJSU-approved study abroad program. Applicants for the John Gilbert Scholarship for International Studies must be Political Science majors in a study abroad program with a GPA of 3.0 or above either overall, at SJSU, or in the Political Science major. Applicants must be full-time Political Science majors taking a minimum of 12 units at the time of application, or full-time students when enrolled in the international study program. Applicants must have applied, or been accepted to, an approved international study program.

Applicants must submit the following:

1. Students should first consult with the Gilbert Scholarship Advisor, Professor Karthika Sasikumar (Clark Hall 451), for advice about the application process.

2. Students should attend an SJSU Study Abroad informational meeting or individual counseling session with an SJSU study abroad advisor.

3. Students should prepare and submit an application to recognized international study program through the SJSU Study Abroad office. That application, or proof of admission, should be attached here.

4. Applicants must submit a 500-word statement on the relevance of study abroad to the achievement of their educational and professional goals, including a tentative budget for the overseas stay. In this statement the applicant should identify the particular program or programs for which he or she is applying.

5. Applicants should have their complete application signed by the Political Science Department Gilbert Scholarship Advisor, Professor Karthika Sasikumar, prior to final submission. A scanned copy of the application with her signature may be emailed in lieu of personal submission.

Please print this application that is linked here, complete it, and return to to Professor Sasikumar with your other supporting materials.  The deadline for applications for summer programs and for priority consideration for AY 2018-19 programs is March 23, 2018, although applications will continue to be accepted on a rotating basis until all funds are awarded.