Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Student Academic Services

GIGs: Eligibility and instructions

To be eligible for a Gilman Incentive Grant, you must:

  1. Be currently enrolled as a Loyola University Chicago undergraduate student
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application
  3. Meet all eligibility requirements for the Gilman Scholarship
  4. Submit your GIG cover sheet prior to the GIG campus deadline (September or February)
  5. Email drafts of your essays as Word attachments to Lisa Knepshield prior to the GIG deadline
  6. Submit a completed and competitive application before the Gilman Scholarship deadline

Also note:

  1. You do not need to successfully earn a Gilman Scholarship to earn a GIG, but you do need to submit an application to IIE.
  2. If you are currently studying abroad, you can still apply for a GIG if you meet all the above requirements.
  3. Students may apply for more than one GIG, but can only receive one $250 grant in a given year.