Carly McKenzie is a determined student, and her work ethic has resulted in winning a highly-competitive national scholarship. She was one of five students selected from more than 300 applicants to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API), based in Traverse City.
A medical laboratory science major from Saginaw, McKenzie has impressed her professors.
“Carly has worked very hard throughout the medical laboratory science program and has been a very consistent performer in both the student laboratory and lecture courses,” said Kay Castillo, SVSU associate professor of medical laboratory science. “The API Scholarship is quite an honor and I am very proud of Carly. She will be an asset to the laboratory profession.”
The Institute’s scholarship program is in its 11th year of furthering students’ medical laboratory science education through funding its award recipients.
“It amazes me how far the medical field has come and what we are able to do,” McKenzie said. “Every tube of blood is a patient relying on us to offer accurate results.”
A graduate of Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, McKenzie is completing her professional course work on campus and will begin field work in July.