Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Student Academic Services

Gilman Incentive Grants (GIGs)

How to apply

$250 Gilman Incentive Grants for Undergraduates

To apply for a GIG, you must submit the following prior to the appropriate deadline:

1) online cover sheet, and

2) a draft of both the Statement of Purpose and Follow-on Service Project essays, in Microsoft Word only, sent as email attachments to lknepshield@luc.edu.

Applicants should carefully consult the Gilman Scholarship website for information on the Gilman mission, eligibility, and online application instructions.


  • Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and AY 2019–2020: February 25, 2019


Applications will be evaluated by the Fellowship Office. Applications will be judged primarily on the strength and quality of the proposal as the student’s first draft. Grants will be awarded soon after the final Gilman application is submitted, credited to the student’s account.