Endowed scholarship at Wesleyan for Land Institute founder

August 27, 2018 - 5:03 am

A group of Kansas Wesleyan University alumni have established an endowed scholarship to honor the founder of The Land Institute.

The scholarship for pioneering conservation researcher Wes Jackson will give recipients insight into research at the institute, which Jackson co-founded in 1976. Recipients also will assist in the fields, seed processing facilities and laboratories.

A Kansas Wesleyan biology student in good academic standing will receive the scholarship each year.

Jackson graduated from Kansas Wesleyan in 1958 and taught there as a biology professor for several years. His career includes scientific publications and books in the field of sustainable agriculture, which is the focus of the Land Institute.

KSAL reports the Conservation Endowed Scholarship was initiated by Jackson's longtime friend Harold W. Keller.

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