New scholarship established for student studies at Oxford University
LAKELAND, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2005) — Florida Southern College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Allen C. Kryger Oxford/Florida Southern College Scholarship. The first recipient of this award is Timothy S. Kromer, a 2005 graduate in religion from Mary Esther, Fla.
The endowed fund, established by Lynn Fischer in memory of her late husband Allen Kryger, will provide annually a one-week summer experience at Oxford University's Continuing Education summer program in Oxford, England. Recipients must be high achieving students who could not otherwise afford to participate in an international studies program. Expenses covered by the scholarship include airfare, tuition, room and board, related excursions, books, and supplies.
“Allen would have loved it that a young person can benefit his whole life by having this Oxford experience. Oxford University will be on his or her resume, and the professors, other students, and memories of the particular class that each scholarship student personally selects will be an incredible and enriching experience for them," said Fischer. “Allen's late wife, Meta Kryger, his son-in-law Wesley Beck and I went to school here at Florida Southern. Allen was such a strong believer in education. This scholarship would have pleased him greatly.”
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 25 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.