|Soybean Council offers 10 scholarships|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:25|
The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation has announced scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year.
In order to ensure the future prosperity of the U.S. soybean industry, it is important that students understand the wide variety of opportunities available in agricultural careers. This scholarship program encourages undergraduate students at Ohio colleges and universities to pursue degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the soybean industry including science and technology, economics, communication, education, business and leadership.
There are a total of eight undergraduate scholarships available, including six general scholarships of up to $3,000 each that will be awarded to students pursuing an eligible major.
Available to one undergraduate student pursuing agricultural business or communications is the $3,000 Farmer, Lumpe and McClelland Excellence in Communications Scholarship. This scholarship 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 of new uses for soybeans and commercialization activities at Battelle.
Undergraduate scholarship applicants must be Ohio residents and enrolled as full-time students at an Ohio college or university. The applicant must have attained at least sophomore status by fall 2014, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in his or her major field.
Eligible majors include biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, environmental science, crop science, food science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agriculture education and any of the agriculture disciplines or related fields.
Two scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available to graduate students who are enrolled as a full-time student at an Ohio college or university and have proof of legal residency in the United States.
Graduate applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biobased materials, biotechnology, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field and focused on advancing the soybean industry.
The deadline for all applications is Jan. 10.
For more information and to download the applications, go the Ohio Soybean Council Founda-tion at www.soyohio.org/scholarship customers.FrazierHeiby.com/q/bfdrL2RwquQIqfwdN-Ej9JX2kqOalEqB-HosmmpCFoIwvJgiGdp-YpcMTq9>.
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