During a celebration of world-renowned animal scientist and autism advocate Temple Grandin, Colorado State University (CSU) on Tuesday announced the endowment of a scholarship fund to support the professor’s graduate students.

McDonald’s Corp. contributed $100,000 to the Temple Grandin Scholarship in Animal Behavior and Welfare.

Other contributors are: Colorado Beef Council, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Dairy Farmers, Colorado Livestock Association, JBS, Leprino Foods, and the National Western Stock Show.

“This fund will allow Dr. Grandin to continue her remarkable work teaching our students about and researching livestock behavior and humane handling practices for farm animals,” says Craig Beyrouty, dean of CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “We greatly appreciate the gifts from McDonald’s and other contributors, which highlight the revolutionary influence Grandin has had in animal welfare and our global food system.”

The announcement came during A Celebration of Temple Grandin, a campus event that hailed Grandin’s work after a remarkable year.

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