The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $64,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open on Monday, October 24th, 2022 and close on Friday, January 13th, 2023.
Please contact Madi Layman at email@example.com with any questions.
The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports scientific research and educational opportunities to the benefit of the soybean industry.
- Seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each
- One $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, which was established to recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential
- One $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.
- NEW THIS YEAR! Two $10,000 Richard Cocks Scholarships, to be distributed across three years ($3,333/year), for students who are current freshman and entering their sophomore year of college in Fall of 2023. This scholarship was founded to recognize individuals from rural areas pursuing degrees in the agriculture field.
- This is a renewable scholarship, those who receive the Richard Cocks Scholarship are not eligible for other OSCF scholarships during its funding.
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 2023, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Eligible majors include: Agricultural business, agricultural communications, agricultural education, biochemistry, bioenergy, bioengineering, biofuels, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, crop science, engineering, environmental science, food science, molecular biology, or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields.
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:
- biobased materials
- crop production
- plant pathology
- crop science
- soybean breeding
- another related field
The research must be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.
2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients
Rachel Barrett of Rockford, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying food science and technology.
Justin Beckner of Somerville, Ohio, is a junior at Wilmington College studying agriculture education.
Grant Heuing of Celina, Ohio, is a freshman at the University of Findlay studying pre-veterinary animal science.
Haven Hileman of Stout, Ohio, is a sophomore at The Ohio State University studying animal sciences.
Kiley Holbrook of Amanda, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agricultural communication and public policy.
Alicia Knapke of Celina, Ohio, is a junior at Wright State University – Lake Campus studying agriculture.
Lauren Mellott of Butler, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agriscience education.
Paige Teeters of Hillsboro, Ohio, is a junior at Wilmington College studying agriculture education.
Lauren Thornhill of Anna, Ohio, is a freshman at The Ohio State University studying agricultural education.
Ryanna Tietje of Deshler, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agribusiness and applied economics.
Amber Zimpfer of Anna, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agribusiness and applied economics and accounting.
Sayan Basak is pursuing his doctorate in polymer engineering at the University of Akron. His research area focuses on utilizing soybean oil and turning it into a smart and form-fitting plastic.
Fabiano Colet is pursuing a doctorate in horticulture and crop science at The Ohio State University. His research analyzes situations where biological seed treatments improve soybean grain yield and profitability and measures the influence of biological seed treatments on soybean nutrient status.
Alison Peart is pursuing her masters in plant pathology at The Ohio State University. Her research looks at diseases and pests that threaten soybean production and yield, specifically soybean cyst nematode and fungal pathogens which cause brown spot, charcoal rot, and frogeye leaf spot.
Annika Pratt is pursuing her doctorate in plant pathology at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on discovering which genes are essential in causing charcoal rot as well as identifying which soybean genes combat the fungus.