MCLEAN, VA. – Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) Foundation announced seven recipients who will be rewarded $10,000 each to be used toward the completion of meat-science-related academic degrees during the 2020 and 2021 school years. The scholarship winners include:

  • Jessica Brown, University of Florida                    
  • Brianna Britton, Purdue University
  • Luke Fuerniss, Texas Tech University                 
  • Hannah Williams, Kansas State University
  • Connor McKinzie, Texas Tech University           
  • Kylie Phillips, University of Florida
  • Benjamin Mills, Texas Tech University

Brian Perkins, chairman of the MISA Foundation congratulated the students selected to receive the annual scholarship award.

“The Foundation board congratulates all the winners and wishes them the best in the upcoming school year and all future endeavors,” said Perkins, who is also executive vice president of further processing with Provisur Technologies Inc. “This year’s crop of applications was especially robust, making this selection extremely difficult. However, the impressive achievements of these seven individuals set them in a class apart.”

David Seckman, FPSA president and chief executive officer said supporting the industry’s next generation of food industry professionals is a top priority for the association and its members.

“The MISA Scholarship is a critical part of our association’s “Giving Back” program. These scholarships highlight MISA’s commitment to supporting the meat industry and helping students find a career path within it. These scholarships help deserving students pursue advanced studies which will ultimately deliver new methods, new techniques and new knowledge to our industry for the betterment of all.”