I'm really glad to hear that it went well for her. I'm imagining what I would do if my mother was going through the same thing, and it's heart wrenching just to think about it.
So excited for all of us in the Cafe who got it!
And for those who didn't receive it, I feel your pain. I was rejected from Fulbright three times and Harvard once before I got in, and so there's still a lot of hope for those who are persistent. I remember I was feeling so down on myself because I just spent 3+ months on each application, and it wasn't fruitful. I felt so sad and disappointed, and I remember the moment when I was driving back with some co-workers and my mood completely changed. I do wish the best for you, and if you have questions for applying later, I'm sure I speak for everyone here that we are more than willing to help.