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Scholarship Honors Autistic Educator Grandin

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Temple Grandin (credit: cascade.uoregon.edu)

Temple Grandin (credit: cascade.uoregon.edu)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Temple Grandin, an autistic educator who was featured in an HBO documentary, will have a scholarship established in her name at Colorado State University.

CSU said Tuesday the scholarship will be called the Temple Grandin Scholarship in Animal Behavior and Welfare. She’s a professor of animal sciences at CSU.

McDonald’s Corp. is the lead contributor to the fund. Others are the Colorado Beef Council, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Dairy Farmers, Colorado Livestock Association, JBS, Leprino Foods and the National Western Stock Show.

CSU says the scholarship will support Grandin’s teaching and research by assisting her graduate students.

HBO’s 2010 biography, called “Temple Grandin,” won seven Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award.

Time Magazine named Grandin one of its “100 Most Influential People in the World” last year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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