The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture.

Please contact Julia Brown, Communications & Project Coordinator, at 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.

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Six undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each
  • One $3,000 FLM Harvest Excellence in Communications Scholarship, which was founded to provide resources to young people with a passion for agricultural communications or agricultural business
  • 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.

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 2019, 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.

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
  • another related field

The research must be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.

2018-19 Scholarship Recipients

(L-R) Matthew Klopfenstein, Mikayla Storck, Lea Kimley, Krystel Navarro, Kayle Mast, Emma Matcham and Will Hamman

Not pictured: Wyatt Jones, Tanner Matthews, Abby Motter, Monica Pennewitt, Rex Tietje, and Linda Weber