Wilson Scholars' Blog

Madeline NYC

The Wall Street Experience
Nov 7, 2016

Every year the Finance Student Association takes a trip to New York. During this years trip we met with recent alumni at Credit Suisse, Bank of Americ...


Touching Down in Costa Rica
Oct 31, 2016

I remember the feeling I had when I placed my phone down onto the kitchen table after learning that I had received a full scholarship to Appalachian S...

Color Me Chi-O
Oct 17, 2016

Every day, Make-A-Wish grants approximately 45 wishes. That is 45 children who have been given a renewed sense of faith when faced with a level of adv...

Contemporary Art Building

Exploring Contemporary Art & Design
Oct 10, 2016

The first full week in Berlin didn't start off well, 'cause on that Tuesday, my laptop charger got zapped by the difference in voltage here and we cou...

Sarah in DC

Grassroots to Government
Oct 5, 2016

Not everyone gets the opportunity to have a sneak peek into their future during their third year of college; however, as a political science major spe...

Italy Street

First Days and Time Traveling in Rome
Sep 20, 2016

The first few days spent in Germany were a blur. One reason was the fact that while I have travelled by air a good amount of times in the past, I have...

Jake Powell

The Freshman Experience - Part One
Aug 29, 2016

My college experience has just started and I don’t think that I could be more excited! I moved in on August 9th and then went on a three-day backpac...

Freedom Schooling
Aug 1, 2016

“See a book, grab a book, read a book, aye!!!” “Are you hype? Are you hype?”Everyday, around 8:30, my ears fill with the sounds of close to 90...

Emma at Yellowstone

The 100 Mile Challenge
Jul 25, 2016

So a quick update from Yellowstone. I’ve been here slightly over a month and haven’t died yet (please reference the book Death in Yellowstone to u...

BCBSNC Group Picture

Becoming a Working Adult
Jul 19, 2016

So this is what being a working adult is like…This summer, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), I am spending 10 weeks as a Cos...