Ten students from Kalamazoo County high schools will receive Heyl scholarships to attend institutions of higher education in the 2019-20 school year, majoring in STEM-related fields. The group includes seven who will attend Kalamazoo College.
The prestigious scholarships — available to accomplished Kalamazoo-area math and science students who meet certain requirements — cover tuition, room and board, and book fees. The scholarships were established in 1971 through the will of F.W. and Elsie L. Heyl. F.W. Heyl was the first director of research at the Upjohn Co. and taught at Kalamazoo College.
Heyl Scholarship Fund Executive Director Karika Ann Parker is pictured at the far left. Honored at a dinner at the College, the scholarship winners include Rachel Kramer (from left), Gull Lake High School/Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC), attending Kalamazoo College; Samuel Ankley, Kalamazoo Central High School, Kalamazoo College; Suja Thakali, Kalamazoo Central/KAMSC, Kalamazoo College; Macy Hoppe, Loy Norrix High School, attending Western Michigan University School of Nursing; Emma Knutson, Loy Norrix High School, WMU School of Nursing; Sierra Knight, Loy Norrix High School, WMU School of Nursing; Carter Eisenbach, Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo College; Alexis Nesbitt, Parchment High School/KAMSC, Kalamazoo College; Rachel Lanting, Kalamazoo Central High School/KAMSC, Kalamazoo College. Elizabeth Wang (not pictured), of Portage Northern/KAMSC, will attend Kalamazoo College.