Interested applicants should complete the attached application and include an essay, observing the page limits. A committee, including the donor, will evaluate the applications giving consideration to the following criteria: project viability, quality and coherence of the written proposal, relevance to skills learned while an English major, and the strength of the entire application. (Handwritten, incomplete, inaccurate, or late applications will not be accepted.)
This application consists of 3 parts:
- Application Page
- Educational Objectives Essay: This is a 2-3 page formal essay proposal, detailing your project and how it will help you transition from earning an English degree to life beyond Guilford College. You should also be explicit about how the award would further your vocational objectives, and should discuss the outcomes, or end results, of this project and/or grant.
*It is important that your name appear only on the Application Page and not on the Essay or Budget, as the committee seeks blind submissions. Be sure to identify whether you are applying for a Summer Practicum, or Post-Graduate award.
Please submit completed application no later than 5:00 p.m., March 15 to:
Alan Mueller, Director
The Career and Community Learning Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
Award recipients will be notified by April 10th.
If your proposal is chosen, you will be expected to make regular progress reports, and provide a final project assessment, before receiving the last portion of funding. The Dorothy Lloyd Gilbert Award is also meant to encourage greater community-building and networking between alumni and current students in the English major. Thus, you will be expected to participate in a Gilbert Award alumni event, or to act as an online mentor for other graduating English majors, in the following year.