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LBGT Resource Center Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients
The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center and the LGBTQ Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Association (GLFSA) at Michigan State University are pleased to announce the three recipients of this year’s scholarships.
Caitlynn Upton is the recipient of the 2016 Pride Scholarship. Caitlynn hails from Warren, MI and is a Social Relations & Policy major in James Madison College. She will graduate in December 2016.
Catherine Washington, of Farmington Hills, MI, and Kyler Leigh, of Lansing, MI, have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Stephen P. Pougnet and Christopher J. Green Endowed Scholarship. Both recipients are enrolled in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State; Catherine is studying Neuroscience, and Kyler is studying Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry.
The Pride Scholarship was founded in 2000 by Bill Beachler, Michigan State alumnus, and GLFSA. Stephen Pougnet and his husband, Christopher Green, established the Pougnet and Green Scholarship to be awarded annually to Michigan State juniors or seniors. Mr. Pougnet is a graduate of Michigan State University. Both scholarships aim to support students who demonstrate academic excellence and involvement with or contributions to the LGBT community.
If you have questions about, or would like information on how to make a contribution to the scholarships and awards, please contact the Michigan State University LBGT Resource Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (517) 353-9520.
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