shortcut to content
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Page address:

Honors Program Student Receives Meredith Scholarship

Eryn Zuiker (Biology, ’19) was selected as the 2016 recipient of Meredith Scholarship


Honors Program student Eryn Zuiker (Biology, ’19) from Woodbury, Minn., was recently selected as the 2016 recipient of Minnesota State Mankato's $32,000 Meredith Scholarship. The Meredith Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a career in mathematics or natural sciences. This includes majors in mathematics, mathematics education, biological sciences, life science, physics, chemistry, astronomy or physical science. Students must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and have an ACT composite score of 27 or greater to be considered.

Zuiker, daughter of Mark and Virginia Zuiker, graduated from Woodbury High School in 2016 and is the 21st recipient of the scholarship since its inception. The dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Dr. Brian Martensen, announced Zuiker’s selection for the award.

Meredith Scholarships are intended to let recipients focus on their studies without having to work at part- or full-time jobs. The Meredith Scholars program was created in 1995 by one of Mankato’s Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic PA’s co-founders, Dr. Donald C. Meredith (1928-2014) of Mankato and his wife Marjorie. Their interest in helping the youth of the region, prompted them to establish the scholarship at Minnesota State, Mankato. The program focuses on math and natural sciences in order to improve U.S. student achievement in these areas as compared to other countries.

For more information about academic scholarships offered through Minnesota State Mankato, visit

For more information about the Honors Program, visit

For more information about the Department of Biology, visit

Email this article | Permanent link | Honors news | Honors news archives