I am thrilled to see what both places are like.
I have to say the staff at Heriot-Watt have been so helpful. Caroline Murray has been my contact in Scotland, and she is more helpful than I could have ever anticipated. I just sent her my official transcripts from Colorado State, and a copy of the official M.ED degree. She has shared with me that the information on file will help them decide who gets the limited number of scholarships. She has made sure that I am aware that it is highly competitive. This does not surprise me... and it makes me question on if I will even be one of those who qualify for such a funding opportunity. I am no scientist.. but I am a very hard worker. I hope that the panel who makes these decisions will be able to sense my work ethic and my motivation through the personal statements, letters of reference, and my educational records. I know I seem to talk a lot about funding, I will be honest- its simply where my head is at the moment. It is very scary to take such a jump like this, especially with no guaranteed funding. I know that the research is something I believe in and will be of great benefit to the Interpreting profession that I am passionate about.
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