Foundation Awards Distinguished Livestock Scholarships

$34,500 in scholarships given to 12 MSU students.

June 6, 2016

The Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship Foundation (MLISF) recently honored twelve students pursuing livestock industry-related programs of study for the 2016-2017 academic year. In total, the foundation awarded $34,500 in scholarships to deserving Michigan State University students. The honor’s criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities involvement, oral and written communication skills, and a deep motivation to pursue a livestock (beef cattle, sheep, swine, meat products, or equine) industry career.

Student Scholar / Home Town / Designated Award

Emily Middleton / Mayville, MI / David Morris

Olivia Child / St. Clair, MI / Michigan Horse Council

Jared Sanderson / Sandusky, MI / Harlan Ritchie

Brooke Rupprecht / Vassar, MI / Bim Franklin

Alycia Drwencke / Adrian, MI / Gerald Haarer

Kellie Rizzolo / Stockbridge, MI / Harold Lein

Lilia Fingas / Marshall, MI / Arabian Horse Association of Michigan

Amy Leitch / Elkton, MI / David Arnold

Courtney Gordon / Croswell, MI / James Rooker

Jamie Timmer / Holland, MI / Dick & Glenda Braman

Hailey Sharrard / Peck, MI / Michigan Cattlemen’s Association

Nathan VanKley / Hudsonville, MI / Michigan Polled Hereford Association

Since awarding the first scholarships in 1967, the MLISF has played an influential role in advancing the education of talented and dedicated students. The MLISF was organized for the purpose of collecting and administering funds contributed by any person, business, or organization wishing to honor persons in the livestock and allied industries, living or deceased, who have performed distinguished services for the livestock industry of Michigan; and to provide scholarships for worthy young people pursuing training in the field of animal science. For information on contributions to support student scholarships, please contact the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources External Relations at 517-355-0284. To learn more about the Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship Foundation, contact Dr. Dan Buskirk in the MSU Department of Animal Science at 517-432-0400.

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