2015 MSHS Scholarship Recipients

Grace Byrne (Michigan State University)

Grace is pursuing a degree in Horticulture. She has been and enjoys working in the wine and grape industry. She enjoys all aspects of the wine industry, being in the vineyard, making wine, and working on research that could benefit growers.

Mitchell Efaw (Michigan State University)

Mitchell will graduate in May of 2016 with a 4 year degree in Entomology. He would like to work in research or possibly sales after he graduates, preferring to work in tree fruit, specifically apples. Eventually, he would like to earn his Masters degree.

Kaitlyn Linslely (Michigan State University)

Kaitlyn will graduate in December of 2016 with a 4 year degree in Agribusiness Management. She hopes to work in market research and industry relations for Michigan's apple or tart cherry industry after graduation.

Jason Matlock (Michigan State University)

Jason will graduate in the fall of 2018 with his PhD in Entomology. After graduation he is interested in working with the agricultural industry, government, and academia. He would like to use the concerns of farmers and the influence of legislators to facilitate the future of agriculture.

Kristen Poley (Michigan State University)

Kristen will graduate in the summer of 2016 with a Masters in Entomology. She would like to use her entomology position as a tool to understand agricultural ecology in Michigan. She hopes to translate cutting edge science into practical and realistic methods for growers by writing grants, newsletters and reviews that are available to the public.

Joshua VanderWeide (Michigan State University)

Joshua will graduate in the spring of 2016 with a 4 year degree in Food and Beverage Science. After graduation he hopes to work in the food industry with produce/carbohydrate food or in the fermented beverages industry. He is also interested in earning a Master's degree in the future.

Tammy Wilkinson (Michigan State University)

Tammy will graduate in 2019 with her PhD in Horticulture. After graduation she would like to remain in academia as a researcher and educator working with students and growers. She would also like to continue doing research in tree fruit/orchards systems.