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

3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars

Three Western Kentucky University students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or academic year.  Whitley Gregory of Nicholasville, Kelsy Leppo of Lexington, and Bradley Orr of Guston will receive scholarships of up to $8,000. Gregory, a senior elementary education major, is the daughter of Julie Gregory.  … Continue reading 3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars

8 WKU students recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program

Eight WKU students were recognized by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Six students will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 for summer study abroad programs while two others were named alternates. Sierra Bailey of Lexington, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Kate Hart of Princeton, Jade Haywood of Charlotte, North Carolina, Monica Wallace of Princeton, and … Continue reading 8 WKU students recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program

6 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for summer 2017

Six WKU students will study abroad this summer on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.  Bryan Anders of Bowling Green, Magen Estep of Bowling Green, Rachel Fisher of Russellville, Courtney Hurst of Louisville, Melissa Reeves of Louisville and Chanel Watkins of Louisville were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas. Anders, a … Continue reading 6 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for summer 2017

2 WKU students awarded Gilman Scholarships

Two WKU students will study abroad next spring on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, and Deven Richardson of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas. Wood, a third-year Chinese major, is the daughter of Angela Tomes and Thomas Wood. She will be studying … Continue reading 2 WKU students awarded Gilman Scholarships

Student Perspective: Applying for the Gilman

Guest post by Leah Turner  In all honesty, I never thought I would be someone who studied abroad, much less someone applying for a Gilman scholarship. Not that it has always been this way, but my family has been hit pretty hard in these economic times, and we’ve endured many financial hardships—just in time for … Continue reading Student Perspective: Applying for the Gilman