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MISA Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

MISA Foundation

The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation announced it has awarded seven $10,000 scholarships that will be used towards completing the winners’ respective degrees within the meat sciences discipline.

Meet Our Scholarship Winners:

  1. Brianna Britton, Purdue University
    Brianna Britton

    Thanks so much and receiving the MISA scholarship is truly an honor. The scholarship will allow me to finish my Ph.D. at Purdue University without the financial stress often associated with graduate school. This will give me the opportunity to focus on my research and identify career opportunities within the meat industry during the coming academic year.

  2. Cole Perkins, Texas Tech University
    Cole Perkins

    Thank you for the MISA Scholarship. My passion for agriculture is within me. This is what guided me to Texas Tech for my bachelor’s where I focused on the meat science side of the industry through both my major and the extracurricular activities within the meat science program.

  3. Tommy Fletcher, Texas Tech University
    Tommy Fletcher

    Thank you so much to the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) for selecting me as a recipient for this scholarship. I feel extremely blessed to be recognized for all of my time and effort put towards pursuing a graduate degree in Meat Science. The tremendous burden and stress removed off my shoulders allows me to fully engage myself into finding new and innovative ways to produce more high-quality protein to supply a growing world population.

  4. Jennifer Vuia-Riser, University of Tennessee
    Jennifer Vuia-Riser

    I am humbled and honored to be selected as a MISA scholarship recipient. This scholarship will ensure that I have the financial assistance needed to complete my PhD in Food Science prior to obtaining a career in meat science. I am truly grateful to everyone who has contributed to these scholarships and to my career aspirations of becoming a part of the next generation of the meat industry.

  5. Luke Fuerniss, Texas Tech University
    Luke Fuerniss

    I am humbled to be selected as part of the MISA Foundation Scholarship Program. I admire the generosity of the donors that make this opportunity possible, and I am appreciative of their commitment to encouraging and supporting students pursuing careers within the meat industry. I am very thankful to have received a 2019 MISA Scholarship.

  6. Hannah Williams, Kansas State University
    Hannah Williams

    Thank you to the MISA Foundation for this humbling opportunity to receive such a prestigious scholarship. I am excited to further my education in meat science with hopes to be a beneficial contributor in the industry upon graduation. I am thankful for the gracious donors of the MISA Foundation who have made this scholarship possible.

  7. Taylor Price, Oklahoma State University
    Taylor Price

    I am extremely grateful and blessed to receive this scholarship. I will be starting my Master's degree at Oklahoma State University, focusing on beef research with Dr. Ramanathan, and am so excited to learn more about the meat industry. This scholarship will allow me to continue to pursue my education and remain an involved and passionate student of meat science, and I will continue to work hard for continuous improvement of our industry.