Recent Baylor University graduate Stephanie Allen of Lake Jackson, Texas, and current graduate student Austin Cook-Lindsay of San Angelo, Texas, have been named 2013-2014 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholars, a new program that provides $30,000 scholarships to support students'
graduate-level academic studies in areas that relate to Rotary's areas of focus around the world.
The Rotary Global Grant will allow Allen, who earned her bachelor's degree in biology and medical humanities from Baylor in May, to pursue a Master of Science degree in reproductive and sexual health research at the renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Cook-Lindsay, who earned his bachelor's degree in environmental science in 2011 and is pursuing his Master of Public Health degree at Baylor, will use his Rotary Global Grant to work on a postgraduate diploma in rural health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
After spending 2013-2014 in London as a Rotary Scholar, Allen will attend Baylor College of Medicine, where she hopes to become an obstetrician-gynecologist or pediatrician involved in global health.
After completing his degree as a Rotary Scholar, Cook-Lindsay plans to continue serving others globally through health education and public health efforts. He also is considering pursuing a medical career as a physician assistant, for which he has been taking prerequisite classes at McLennan Community College while working on his master's degree at Baylor.