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Harvey and Janet Skulnick established the fund in loving memory of their son, Benjamin, who died in 2006 while conducting research in Florida. The fund honors his life and recognizes the importance that summers spent at the Kellogg Biological Station had on Ben when he was an undergraduate at MSU.

"He loved everything living, from the smallest and frailest creatures to those huge alligators he used to show his mom and me when he took us walking in Gainesville. From the smallest flower to the tallest tree, he was in love with life, with mountains, lakes and rivers. And dirt. Yes, he loved dirt. All kinds of dirt: sandy, dry, wet, muddy, red, brown and black."
– Harvey Skulnick, Benjamin’s father

Ben was an undergraduate at Michigan State University, earning a BS in Zoology. He took classes at  Kellogg Biological Station during summers of 1998-1999 and also worked as a research assistant. He went on to receive his master's degree in Soil and Water Sciences from the University of Florida. His research and love of nature were two of his defining characteristics.

This scholarship supports the cost for a recipient to be in residence at KBS and participate in coursework or research.

This scholarship is a lasting reminder of the impact the Kellogg Biological Station’s programs can have on its students. If you would like to continue this legacy of education and influence, please contribute.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 18:48