Wilson Scholars' Blog

sarah in dc

Summer in the City I Love
Sep 6, 2017

This summer was an incredibly busy one for me. I took two online classes – Principles of Microeconomics and Washington at Work – Women, Power, and...


A Whirlwind Summer
Aug 23, 2017

This past summer has been a whirlwind of many months of planning finally coming together. I took on the challenge of taking a very difficult course, O...

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Serve, Inspire, Change
Jul 15, 2017

This year I was  selected to be a Bank of America Student Leader, a national internship program that accepts less than 5% of its applicants and h...


A Month of Change
Jul 9, 2017

Angers, France was my second international experience, and quickly became one of the most impactful times of my life. During the month-long journey in...


To Be A Cryptographer
Jun 10, 2017

It is September 7th, 1940. The hushed whispers of large men in dark suits and the pitter patter of high-heeled women fill the corridors of a dimly lit...

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Living and Leading
Feb 27, 2017

This semester was probably the most challenging I have had so far at Appalachian. I finally began to take upper level finance and accounting classes i...

Alia in Australia

First Few Days in the Land Down Under
Feb 20, 2017

G’Day, mates! (jk, I haven’t actually heard anyone say that) As you can tell, I have landed in Australia and have been surviving the wildlife thes...

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Looking Back and Looking Forward
Feb 15, 2017

Going to Costa Rica was definitely the highlight of my first semester at Appalachian. Traveling abroad is always an amazing experience, regardless of ...

Sarah at the White House

Unwavering Passions
Feb 6, 2017

This semester, I had the opportunity to spend 15 weeks in Washington D.C. working two part-time internships: one with the Senate Committee for Health,...


Sustaining Growth and Courage
Jan 30, 2017

As my first semester at Appalachian comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the tremendous impact that the Wilson Scholarship program has had in sh...