A Gilman Scholar’s Poem to Tanzania

By Chanel Watkins, a social work major and Gilman Scholar to Tanzania.  Chanel worked with OSD in preparing her Gilman Scholarship application. I booked my first, it was said to be granted tickets to my next life. They told me to study abroad is a blessing, I can’t help but to think this is what … Continue reading A Gilman Scholar’s Poem to Tanzania

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Gilman Scholar: Study in Japan Critical to My Undergraduate Development

By Deven Richardson, political science and international affairs major and Gilman Scholar to Japan.  Deven worked with the Office of Scholar Development in preparing his Gilman Scholarship application. Going to Japan was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. I was finally able to achieve my dream and visit … Continue reading Gilman Scholar: Study in Japan Critical to My Undergraduate Development

Gilman Scholar: Tanzania Provides Rewarding Environment for Service Learning in Social Work

By Gracen Williams, a Gilman Scholar to Tanzania and social work major.  Gracen worked with the Office of Scholar Development in preparing her Gilman Scholarship application. They say that traveling the world and experiencing new cultures and its people is eye opening and life changing. Let me just say, that is one hundred percent the … Continue reading Gilman Scholar: Tanzania Provides Rewarding Environment for Service Learning in Social Work

16 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU has awarded 16 WKU students more than $23,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants during the 2016-17 academic year. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting research, creative activities, international study, student-designed service or other scholarly activities. As a condition of their awards, recipients … Continue reading 16 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17

Megan Laffoon: My Lifetime Experience

This summer, I used my LTE to investigate the water holding capacity of hugelkultur beds in order to assess their possible application to areas impacted by land degradation and karst rocky desertification (KRD). That sentence included quite a bit of jargon, so let me back up a bit and define a couple of terms. Hugelkultur … Continue reading Megan Laffoon: My Lifetime Experience

Sean Jacobson: My Lifetime Experience

The Smithsonian Institution has long been one of my favorite places to go to in Washington, D.C. For a lover of history, it is a playground of discovery and knowledge. With it being the world’s largest museum system with 23 units and iconic name recognition, I first felt intimidated at the thought of interning there. … Continue reading Sean Jacobson: My Lifetime Experience

Brooke Barber: My Lifetime Experience

Olifants West Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa, Summer 2014 If you would have told the 5-year-old, short kindergarten version of myself that she would get to go to Africa and see Lion King in real life, she probably would have squealed with excitement and couldn’t believe her dream was coming true. Or maybe, the … Continue reading Brooke Barber: My Lifetime Experience

Mckinze Vowels: My Lifetime Experience

My experience with research this past year has been eye opening and incredibly rewarding. The Lifetime Experience Grant has allowed me to continue my work with the older adult community in an innovative way. The project was centered around the Bingocize™ program created by Dr. Jason Crandall, an exercise science professor here at WKU. Bingocize™ … Continue reading Mckinze Vowels: My Lifetime Experience