Kevin Bauer, a Minnesota State University Moorhead sophomore majoring in East Asian Studies, has received a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to support his study in Japan this coming academic year. The Gilman scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is administered by the Institute of International Education, of which MSUM holds membership. The scholarship is one of 850 awarded nationally out of 1,927 applications.

Kevin, a Fargo South graduate, will study Japanese language and culture next year at Nagoya Gakuin University, a small private university located in the Nagoya suburb of Seto, Japan. He is the son of Allen and Cheryl Bauer, Fargo.

Every year, more than 2,000 undergraduates from North American colleges and universities spend a year, a semester, or a summer studying in Japan.