Ayana Belk, a Kansas State University master’s student in landscape architecture from Kansas City, MO, is the recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Belk will use the scholarship, worth up to $5,000, to study in Kenya in spring or summer 2021. She wants to study how communities create and interact in public spaces with limited resources and materials.
An undergraduate researcher and three-year member of the Developing Scholars Program, Belk’s research focus was on ways to revive Troost Avenue in Kansas City, MO, by reusing vacant lots. Belk is the daughter of Y’anita Crim.