YOUR FOLLOW-ON PROJECT SHOULD BE SPECIFIC AND FEASIBLE The most important things are that you have a clearly stated target audience, that the project meets the goals of promoting study abroad and the Gilman, and that it seems feasible to complete within six months of your return.
You will need to indicate the total cost of your study abroad program.
The Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U. Department of State and aims to broaden the participation in programs abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.
The Gilman supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to: students with high financial need, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences, engineering, and fine arts.
HAVE YOUR ESSAYS PROOFREADOne of the most important things is to have your essays read either by Amy Kehoe in the NU Office of Fellowships, or by an adviser, professor, the Writing Center, or even a friend.
A good proofreader will find things that your word processing software's spell check and grammar check won't pick up.Many NU summer programs offer 3-4 course credits, which is as many as a full quarter on campus! Although the format of the application is a narrative essay, there are a number of questions that must be answered within your personal statement.Failing to address everything because you spend too much time on a certain topic can be detrimental to the success of your application.Be sure to include things like: what classes you are going to take and in what language; where you will be living (apartment, homestay, dorm); and how your program will help you achieve your academic and professional goals.ADDRESS THE LENGTH OF YOUR PROGRAM, ESPECIALLY FOR SUMMER If you are going on a short-term program, explain why. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Pell Grant funding and planning to study or intern abroad during any term. Successful applicants will receive awards up to ,000 to defray eligible study/intern abroad costs.For more information, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website.BE CANDIDRemember, this is a competitive scholarship program, and the selection panelists' only chance to get to know you is through your essays.Do not assume the reader knows anything about you – they don't know anything you don't tell them!Keep in mind that this doesn't just include your program's tuition; be sure to include all of your program-related expenses.This includes your housing, meals, books, the NU study abroad fee (if applicable), international airfare, local commuting costs (NOT personal travel/vacation/tourism while abroad), student visa, and international health insurance.