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May 13, 2018 | by admin
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 14, 2018 – The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) is pleased and honored to announce the establishment of an endowed scholarship to support qualified poultry science undergraduate students in the Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. The scholarship is intended to support a rising junior who has chosen Poultry Science as their field of study and has an expressed interest in graduate education for the M.S. and Ph.D. This Tribute Endowed Scholarship is in memory of Dr. Gardner for his vision as he mentored 8 graduate students who have become leaders in the food industry and the academic community. Leadership in the effort was provided by Dr. Gardner’s family and Drs. Hershell R. Ball, Jr. (and wife Kay), Louis L. Young, James Denton, William Merka, Ping-Lieh T. Wang, Patricia A. Curtis, Amy Gilbert and Fernando Gomez-Gonzalez.
The special surprise announcement of the Gardner Tribute Endowment was made public during the Poultry Science Club Awards Banquet, April 14, 2018 in College Station as part of the formal program in which student leaders in the club were recognized and scholarships for the fall semester of 2018 were awarded. Dr. Gardner’s former students were acknowledged as Founding Donors as were the Gardner Family children.
The Capital Campaign was launched by the PSA Foundation in January 2015 and aims to develop scientific leaders in subject matter areas, such as poultry genetics, health and nutrition, and food safety and quality, for the poultry enterprise and allied industry. Funds of the Capital Campaign are used to award undergraduate internships, undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, travel grants and preceptor/mentoring grants.
The PSA Foundation is a charitable corporation affiliated with the Poultry Science Association with the primary purpose of advancing the founding principles of PSA. Since its founding in 2004, the PSA Foundation has worked to support a variety of initiatives, such as the Legacy Project which digitized and indexed issues published since 1906 of Poultry Science, one of PSA’s journals. To learn more about the PSA Foundation, the Capital Campaign, how to donate or the student application process, visit www.poultryscience.org/foundation.
The Poultry Science Association is an association committed to research and the dissemination and application of knowledge that supports the poultry industry. PSA is a professional organization that consists of approximately 1,700 members across the globe. For additional information about PSA, visit www.poultryscience.org.
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