Eight Kalamazoo County high school students seeking to major in STEM-related fields have earned Heyl Scholarships to attend Kalamazoo College in the 2021-22 academic year.
The Heyl Scholarship Fund, marking its 50th anniversary, was established in 1971 through the will of Dr. Frederick Heyl and Mrs. Elsie Heyl.
Frederick Heyl was the first director of research at the Upjohn Company and he taught at Kalamazoo College. The scholarships are renewable for four years and cover tuition, fees, college housing and a book allowance.
This year’s recipients of the scholarships, their high schools and their chosen majors or professional goals are:
- Ava Apolo, Loy Norrix High School and Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC), biology.
- Anna Buck, Loy Norrix High School and KAMSC, mathematics.
- Elizabeth “Ellie” Grooten, Kalamazoo Central and KAMSC, biology.
- Alex Kish, Comstock and KAMSC, mechanical engineering.
- Cole Koryto, Portage Central and KAMSC, computer science and business.
- Maggie Lekan, Kalamazoo Central, biology or chemistry.
- Emerson Wesselhoff, Loy Norrix and KAMSC, biology with an environmental science concentration.
- Laurel Wolfe, Loy Norrix, biology.