Jeremy White, Vienna ’88-‘89
Jeremy, now a lawyer in Atlanta, thanks Mr. Merrill as well as his Morehouse Biology professor who strongly encouraged him to apply to spend his Junior year abroad. Even though making the decision to be away from Morehouse for his entire junior year was a difficult one, Jeremy is glad he studied abroad in Vienna. “Studying
in Vienna and traveling throughout Europe (including Eastern Europe just before the end of the Cold War) provided me with a perspective few HBCU students had back
then. Studying abroad allowed me to connect the African history and Western Civilization classes I took at Morehouse with real-world, hands-on experiences throughout Europe, whether in museums, in the classroom or on the street." Jeremy, a music lover, says some of the most memorable highlights of his year abroad include visiting Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, Austria, and seeing Placido Domingo perform "Otello" in Vienna.
To Mr. Merrill, Jeremy says, "The Merrill Scholarship enriched and literally changed the course of my life. Being immersed in another culture and having the opportunity to contrast and compare cultures based on experience – and not just from a book – was invaluable. Access to that invaluable experience, however, was not free, and your generous scholarship opened that door for me. I am honored to have been a Merrill Scholar and I thank you for the investment you made in my life."