An official transcript is one of the essential, necessary, non-negotiable (Gah! My thesaurus just spontaneously combusted!) parts of the application for the Gilman Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to over 30% of applicants (yes, actually more than one out of three people who applies gets a scholarship—I’m pretty sure I’ve written something about that before).
The deadline for the Gilman is March 3rd (for Summer and Fall 2015 programs), putting it about two weeks away, and it takes at least one week to get an official transcript, so you do the math.
Seriously. You wouldn’t want me to do it for you. I’m really, really bad at math.
Anyway, the main point here is this: Get an official transcript ASAP if you want to get up to $5,000 to study abroad! Because that’s almost a million dollars!
(Like I said, really bad at math.)