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.