Gilman scholarship helps extend Oxford experience
For Sarah Estrela ’15, the Gilman scholarship arrived just in time.
Estrela had begun a yearlong study abroad program at the University of Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall last October, but when she approached the spring term with limited funds and a spot on the Gilman scholarship waitlist, Estrela returned from Oxford early and began making plans to start her spring term at Wheaton on January 22.
On January 26, she received notice that she would be given the funding. It was an unexpected gift that would enable her to return to the university for a second and third term.
“The Gilman scholarship is the reason I have been able to continue pursuing this lifelong dream. Without it I would have had to end a unique and enriching chapter of my life in the most abrupt, heartbreaking way,” Estrela said. [Read more...]