For the second straight 12 months, Center Tennessee State College Honors School Advisor Laura Clippard was chosen by the U.S. Division of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Worldwide Scholarship Program to function a Gilman Advisor Ambassador.
Over the 12 months, she’s going to function a voice for increased training, advising various U.S. faculties and universities in regards to the Gilman scholarship program. Clippard will share her experience to advertise this system and guiding college students within the utility course of.
“It’s thrilling to be part of the Gilman Advisor Ambassadors for a second cycle. I like my work with low-income and first-generation college students with Gilman and the MTSU Undergraduate Fellowships Workplace,” mentioned Clippard. “I’ve been in a position to be concerned in selling Gilman to the Federal TRIO packages group on the nationwide stage. The Gilman Scholarship is a life-changing expertise, and I encourage MTSU college students with a Pell Grant to study extra.”
Heading MTSU’s Undergraduate Fellowships Workplace, Clippard is a world fellowships coordinator, Fulbright advisor, and Important Language Scholarship advisor at MTSU. She has served as a nationwide functions reader for the Gilman scholarship, Important Language Scholarship and Phi Kappa Phi scholarships.
The Gilman Program chosen 26 Gilman Advisor Ambassadors representing various establishments in 22 U.S. states and the District of Columbia from a robust pool of candidates. The 2023-24 cohort consists of execs from examine overseas places of work, monetary companies, honors faculties, and pupil companies positions.
Advisors will obtain coaching from employees on the Division of State’s Bureau of Academic and Cultural Affairs, which sponsors and oversees the Gilman Program, and Gilman Program employees on the Institute of Worldwide Schooling, which helps program implementation. By means of the Advisor Ambassadors Program, advisors will work collectively to supply increased training views on the Gilman Program, mentor new Gilman advisors, and take part in national-level outreach efforts via conferences, campus engagement and different actions.
Since 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded greater than 41,000 scholarships to excellent U.S. undergraduate college students with excessive monetary want from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories.
Gilman students, reflecting the wealthy range of the nation, have interaction with their friends, communities, and host campuses in over 155 international locations. 100% of Gilman students have monetary want, practically 70% of Gilman students self-identify as racial or ethnic minorities, over 60% come from rural communities and small cities, and practically half are first-generation school college students.
College students and school interested by studying extra in regards to the Gilman scholarship ought to contact Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu. To study extra about particular Schooling Overseas choices at MTSU, please contact email@example.com.
— Robin E. Lee (Robin.E.Lee@mtsu.edu)