First Friday Focus was a great success!

We had delicious pizza and a fantastic presentation by Mary Fedorko from SU Abroad.  We were all surprised and delighted to hear that the Gilman has almost a 40% acceptance rate.  Many students are interested in applying for the Gilman and/or Freeman-Asia scholarships so we are going to organize a writing workshop to help with these essays—stay tuned!

If you couldn’t make the session, remember that you must be a US citizen and Pell grant recipient to apply for the Gilman or Freeman-Asia.  Both fund up to $5,000 for study abroad.  Both deadlines are in early October, so it’s time to get started.

For more information on either of these scholarships, check out:



As always, contact a CFSA advisor to get started.