The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM, applications are available at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.
Details about the scholarship are below:
Undergraduate scholarships: Seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each will be awarded, and one $3,000 Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland Excellence in Communications Scholarship, which was founded to provide resources to young people with a passion for agricultural and business communication. Also available to one undergraduate student is a $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, named to honor Dr. Vijayendran’s contributions to the soybean industry through his scientific research and commercialization activities at Battelle. This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Ohio residents enrolled as full-time students at an Ohio college or university, having attained at least sophomore status by the fall of 2017, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eligible majors include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, food science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural education or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields.
Graduate scholarships: Three scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available to students who are enrolled as full-time graduate students at an Ohio college or university. Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biotechnology, biobased materials, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field, and must be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.