Hi everyone. I am getting ready to study in Paris for the year. I am very excited to be a recipient of the Gilman Scholarship. I would not be able to undertake this experience without the additional $5,000. Thank you Gilman.
I encourage you all to apply. If you attend the workshops and follow Janelle’s advice you should have a great chance at success. She knows what they are looking for. Call out the ways you are a non traditional student and be specific about your goals. I was a little unsure about some of the specifics myself. However, I found writing the personal statement becomes a learning experience by forcing you to research specific opportunities.
Good Luck to all of you for the Gilman and your travels.