Kansas State University students receive scholarship to study in Germany, Australia
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
MANHATTAN — Two Kansas State University students have received Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships to study abroad.
The recipients are Anna Rose B. Meyer, senior in English-creative writing and German, Merriam; and Gene Coker, senior in microbiology and psychology, Tampa, Florida. Meyer is studying abroad for the 2016-17 academic year, while Coker is studying abroad in the current fall semester. Both are students in the university's College of Arts & Sciences.
The Gilman Scholarship gives U.S. undergraduate students up to $5,000 to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. More than 3,000 applications were received for fall 2016, with about 850 earning the scholarship. It is awarded to students with a high financial need and the potential to assume significant roles in a global economy. The International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 established the congressionally funded scholarship program.
Meyer is studying creative writing and German at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. At Kansas State University, she is the subeditor of Touchstone literary magazine, a German student ambassador, a member of Creative Writing Enthusiasts, and a member of German Club. Her fiction short story "Devotion" was published in this year's issue of Touchstone. She has received the Goss Discovery Scholarship, the Brewster Rogerson Award, the English department's Lamb Award, and the modern languages department's Megan Elizabeth Taylor Scholarship. She is the daughter of Cynthia Meyer.
Coker is studying virology, with focuses on monoclonal antibodies and lactic acid bacteria management, at the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a member of the U.S. Army. He has received the Division of Biology University Distinguished Professor Scholarship and is a semester honors list student from the College of Arts & Sciences.
Students interested in applying for the Gilman Scholarship should contact the Study Abroad Office to meet with an adviser. Kansas State University's pre-application deadline for spring 2017 and summer 2017 is Sept. 27. For more information, contact Kansas State University's Office of International Programs at 785-532-5990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The official Gilman scholarship deadline is Oct. 4.