Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship Foundation Helps Nine Students Continue Their Agriculture Education

$24,000 in scholarships support MSU students in 2017-18 school year

The Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship Foundation (MLISF) recently honored nine students pursuing livestock industry-related programs of study for the 2017-18 academic year. In total, the foundation awarded $24,000 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
Amy Leitch Elkton, MI David Morris
Tyler Cappaert Stephenson, MI Michigan Horse Council
Jared Sanderson Sandusky, MI Gerald Haarer
Nathan VanKley Hudsonville, MI Harold Lein
Alexis Garbo Saline, MI Arabian Horse Association of Michigan
Emily Kittendorf Milan, MI Michigan Cattlemen’s Association
Brady Littlefield Burr Oak, MI Michigan Polled Hereford Association
Gabriell Conn Metamora, MI David Arnold
Kelsy Bloomer Hudson, MI Warren Avis

Since awarding the first scholarships 50 years ago, 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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