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2015 Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) Scholarships in Ohio, USA

Ohio Soybean Council is offering undergraduate or graduate scholarships in Ohio. Undergraduate scholarship applicants must be Ohio residents and enrolled as full-time students at an Ohio college or university. Graduate scholarships 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. Six awards of up to $3,000 each, one Farmer Lumpe+McClelland $3,000 scholarship and one award of $5,000 to the winner of the Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship will be awarded. Scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available to graduate students. The application deadline is 16 January, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Undergraduate scholarships are awarded in 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 and graduate scholarships are awarded to conduct research in bioproducts, biobased materials, biotechnology, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field and focused on advancing the soybean industry.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and graduate degree in an Ohio College or university.
Scholarship Provider: Ohio Soybean Council
Scholarship can be taken at: USA (Ohio)

Eligibility:
Undergraduate Scholarships

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 2015, 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. Applicants must also demonstrate the desire to pursue a career related to the soybean industry and/or agriculture.
Graduate Scholarships
-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.
-Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biobased materials, biotechnology, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field, and focused on advancing the soybean industry

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of USA (Ohio residents) can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: 

Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships
Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships

The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the soybean industry through the support of scientific research and education. Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on merit and will be available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or military or veteran status. 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. The scholarship program encourages undergraduate or graduate 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 agriculture, business, communication, economics, education, science and technology.

Number of award(s): There are a total of eight undergraduate scholarships including six general scholarships, one for undergraduate student pursuing agricultural business or communications is the $3,000 Farmer, Lumpe and McClelland Excellence in Communications Scholarship and one for 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 and two graduate scholarships available.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Six awards of up to $3,000 each, one Farmer Lumpe+McClelland $3,000 scholarship and one award of $5,000 to the winner of the Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship will be awarded. Scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available to graduate students.

Selection Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on merit and will be available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or military or veteran status.

Notification: A Committee of Ohio Soybean Council board members and Ohio Soybean Council staff members will select scholarship winners. The Committee will request a personal interview of the final candidates, at the Ohio Soybean Council offices in Columbus (tentatively scheduled for March 4-6, 2015). Additional arrangements can be made for the interview process if there is a scheduling conflict with the final candidates (I.e. Skype). The decision of the Committee is final.

How to Apply: Applications may be submitted by email or regular mail.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16 January, 2015.

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