Ohio Soybean Council Foundation offers scholarships up to $5,000

soybeans.jpgIf you are an undergraduate or graduate student studying agriculture or a related field, you could be eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000 from the Ohio Soybean Council.  The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017 at 5 p.m., and applications are available here.

A total of nine awards are available to undergraduates. The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation will award seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000. One additional $3,000 award will be awarded through the Farmer, Lumpe and 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 the $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, which was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.

To be eligible, undergraduate 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 other fields related to agriculture.

Three scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to graduate students who are enrolled full-time at an Ohio college or university. Applicants must be conducting research on bioproducts, biotechnology, biobased materials, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related topic. Applicants must also be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.

Contact Katie Bauer at kbauer@soyohio.org with any questions, and make sure to apply by January 13.

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