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 a completed application, including both essays. Applicants should carefully consult the Gilman Scholarship website for information on the Gilman mission, eligibility, and online application instructions.


  • Spring 2019 and early Summer 2019: September 17, 2018
  • Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and AY 2019–2020: February 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, and funds will be credited to the student’s cost of attendance for the following semester or summer term.