Kansas State University student awarded Gilman Scholarship study in New Zealand
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
MANHATTAN — Emme Mount, junior in physical sciences and global food systems leadership, Wichita, will spend the summer in New Zealand with help from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Congressionally funded and established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarship Program helps U.S. undergraduate students at two-year or four-year colleges or universities participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
"I will have the opportunity to go on a two-week expedition through the north and south islands of New Zealand while completing three case studies related to viticulture, high-country intensive farming and the wool industry," Mount said. "This study abroad experience will be my very first time leaving the country and I am excited for this new adventure ahead of me."
In addition, Mount will attend a four-week internship to get experience in conservation, organic farming, community outreach and resource management. She will give a presentation of her experience at Massey University at the end of the trip.
She is a member of Kansas State University's Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering and a resident assistant in Boyd Hall. A 2016 graduate of Clearwater High School, she is the daughter of Shawn Mount and Allisha Schermerhorn, Wichita.
The next Gilman Scholarship application deadline is Oct. 1 for students planning to go abroad during spring 2020 or summer 2020 terms. Interested students may learn more about this prestigious scholarship on the Gilman website or by emailing Sara Boro, education abroad advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.