Three graduating high school seniors pursuing animal-related careers were each awarded $2,000 Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarships from the Fort Wayne Zoological Society. The 2013 recipients are:
Alyssa Hunter of Bluffton High School, attending Purdue University
Kelly Piepenbrink of Homestead High School, attending Huntington University
Alyssa Richter of Northfield High School in Wabash, attending Ohio Wesleyan University
The scholarship was established by the zoo in 1992 to honor the distinguished career of the late Dr. Larry Ackerman, who became known for his professionalism, compassion, and generosity during his 25 years of service as the zoo’s veterinarian. To date, the zoo has awarded $79,000 in scholarships to northeast Indiana high school seniors.
The annual application deadline for the Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship is Feb. 1. Donations to the Scholarship fund are always welcome.