In pursuing and winning national scholarships, you set yourself up to see the world while taking part in groundbreaking research.
Due to its location and culture, studying in Hong Kong has always been a dream for me. The Gilman Scholarship has made my dreams come true as it has lifted an immense financial burden off my shoulders. In fall 2020, I will study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where I will learn more about the politics, economy, language, and culture that shapes the Asian world while also improve my Cantonese and Mandarin language fluency. The Gilman Scholarship has allowed me to fund my study-abroad program, achieve my academic goals of enriching my knowledge of Asian politics, and brings me closer to my professional goal of working for the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer.