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The Poultry Science Association Awards William “Ches” Grisham with Zinpro Corporation’s Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Award.

By PSA Staff posted 04-24-2024 09:34 AM


The Poultry Science Association Awards William “Ches” Grisham with Zinpro Corporation’s Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Award.

CHAMPAIGN, IL, UNITED STATES, April 24, 2024 – The Poultry Science Association (PSA) has selected William “Ches” Grisham of Mississippi State University (pictured to the left) as the 2024 recipient of Zinpro Corporation’s Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Award.

This scholarship, sponsored by Zinpro Corporation, serves to promote diversity in the poultry science industry by awarding funds to a student belonging to gender, racial or ethnic groups that have been historically under-represented in the United States. The selected recipient is chosen based on scholastic achievement and service and an interest in continuing to learn and promote the role of the poultry industry in feeding the world’s growing population. The award is given to either a rising junior or senior undergraduate student.

“As part of our commitment to supporting talented agricultural science students, we are pleased to sponsor this scholarship awarded to Ches Grisham,” said LaToya Burrell, Zinpro general counsel and executive director of Anderson Foundation. “At Zinpro, we believe in honoring the diverse experiences and perspectives of our team and our customers, and we support young leaders who can bring these ideals to life as they grow in their careers.”

Ches Grisham will be entering his senior year at Mississippi State University in the Fall 2024 semester. He is an outstanding student, having already been accepted into the University’s veterinary curriculum through the early entry program. His early selection into the program highlights his academic prowess and ambitions to become a poultry veterinarian. In his scholarship essay, Ches highlights the importance of diversity representation to resonate with consumer demographics. He also notes that increasing diversity benefits the overall appeal of the poultry industry and its products for consumers.

“Being selected as the recipient of the Zinpro Corporation’s Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship is an incredible honor,” says Grisham. “This award will allow me to enter the last year of my undergraduate career with minimal financial stress so that I can fully invest my time in my courses at Mississippi State University. I am very grateful to have been chosen as a recipient for this award and look forward to growing my knowledge and experiences in the Poultry Industry.”

The Poultry Science Association echoes Zinpro Corporation’s congratulations for Ches in being awarded this year’s scholarship. The Association’s scholarship cycle opens annually from October 1st to December 31st.

About Zinpro

For more than 52 years, Zinpro has improved the health and wellbeing of both animals and people as a pioneer in the research and development of performance trace minerals and innovative nutritional solutions. As a family-owned, privately held company, our steady growth can be attributed to employing a world-class team of experts, manufacturing quality products and our steadfast commitment to helping our customers advance the health and performance of their animals. With products marketed in more than 70 countries worldwide, Zinpro is the global leader in advancing animal performance through greater nutrition and is dedicated to creating smarter practices for a better, more sustainable world. To learn more, visit

About PSA

The Poultry Science Association is committed to the research, the dissemination and application of knowledge that supports the poultry industry. PSA is a professional organization that consists of poultry science professionals and students from across the globe. For additional information about PSA, visit

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04-25-2024 08:04 AM

Congratulations Ches! And thank you to Zinpro for continuing to support poultry science and our future leaders!