Gilman Alumni Ambassador Program Application 2017

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Gilman Alumni Ambassador Program. Gilman Alumni Ambassadors will serve as official representatives of the U.S. Department of State's Gilman International Scholarship, providing testimonials about their Gilman Scholarship experiences at campus presentations and in some cases, conferences, and offer application tips via written articles, videos, webinars, and special events. Although all Gilman scholars represent the program through their Follow-on Service Projects, Gilman Alumni Ambassadors are selected for an elevated representative position for a term of one year, which includes a training retreat in Washington DC as well as professional development and networking opportunities from the Gilman Program, the State Department and its implementing partner, IIE.

Approximately 25 Gilman alumni will be chosen based on their application responses and current location. To be eligible, applicants must have received a Gilman Scholarship, successfully completed their study abroad program, submitted their Recipient Evaluation and Follow-on Service Project report, be living in the United States August 2017-August 2018, and have never previously served as a Gilman Alumni Ambassador.

If you are selected as a Gilman Alumni Ambassador, your responsibilities are:

- Attend a two-day training retreat at the end of August in Washington DC where you will learn how to promote the Gilman Scholarship and share your Gilman scholar story**; 
- Join the Alumni Ambassador Facebook group, and Alumni group on LinkedIn;
- Register for International Exchange Alumni (if not already)
- Submit a one-page biography for the Gilman website and be willing to share photos and quotes on Gilman's online platforms for publicity purposes; 
- Participate in a virtual focus group providing feedback on the Gilman program and outreach;
- Submit two reflective blog posts for the Gilman Global Experience Blog;
- Remain responsive to the Gilman Program via email and phone; 
- Initiate minimum of one promotional outreach opportunity.

**The Gilman Program will cover travel costs for the training retreat in Washington DC. Dates for training will be confirmed soon. In extenuating circumstances where your personal schedule will not allow you to attend the training, you will be required to participate virtually, or schedule an extended virtual training with the Program Lead.

Alumni Ambassadors will be expected to represent the program at least two times throughout their service. The Gilman Program staff will contact ambassadors with at least one opportunity to 
represent the program in a Gilman-related outreach activity, such as campus visits, study abroad fairs, and/or conferences in their area, and the ambassador should find another worthwhile opportunity that supports the program's goals. Ambassadors may also be invited to participate in mentoring opportunities arranged by Gilman staff. 

Please complete and submit the following online application form by 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time on Monday, July 24, 2017.

If you have questions, please email us at gilman_scholars@iie.org.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

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