The Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation Inc. at Michigan State University (MSU) has awarded more than $103,000 in scholarships to 37 MSU students pursuing dairy industry-related programs of study for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The following 10 MSU students earned $3,500 Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarships:
Kelsey Byars, animal science senior from Webberville
Megan Bush, agribusiness management sophomore from Swartz Creek
Joshua Garver, animal science junior from White Pigeon
Lauren Messing, packaging senior from Bad Axe
Lynn Nagengast, animal science junior from Muskegon
Michael Raterink, agribusiness management senior from Zeeland
Garrett Slavik, animal science sophomore from Ashley
Laura Small, animal science sophomore from Kimball
Eileen Stefansky, animal science senior from Dundee
Meredith Woodward, animal science junior from Cedar Springs
Five sophomores majoring in dairy management in the Institute of Agricultural Technology each earned $2,000 scholarships from the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation:
Shelbie Britton, East Lansing
Hayleigh Geurink, Grand Rapids
Ron Groen, Teeswater, Ontario, Canada
Jorin Ouwinga, McBain
Britney Zondlak, Byron Center
Ten first-year students were awarded the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation Freshman Scholarships worth $1,500:
Jacob Buning, animal science from Falmouth
Timothy (TJ) Frahm, animal science from Frankenmuth
Kaitlyn Hayden, dairy management from Manitou Beach
Caroline Knoblock, animal science from Ionia
Conner Lewis, animal science from Jonesville
Bridget Moore, animal science from Sears
Bethany Oglesby, animal science from Elgin, Ill.
Brad Siemen, dairy management from Harbor Beach
Kara Smith, dairy management from Hudsonville
Brittni Tucker, animal science from Elsie
The Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation oversees the largest scholarship program in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and one of the largest at MSU.
For information on making contributions to honor members of the dairy industry or 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 Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation, contact Dr. Miriam Weber Nielsen in the Department of Animal Science at 517-432-5443.