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The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2021-2022 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 at jbrown@soyohio.org 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

  • 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.

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 2021, 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.

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

Undergraduate Winners

Olivia Blay of Mogadore, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying accounting and agriculture business.

Alec Bollinger of Sycamore, Ohio, is a sophomore at Marietta College studying environmental and petroleum engineering.

Cora Dorman of Croton, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agribusiness and applied economics.

Jonathan Hoorman of Jenera, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agribusiness and applied economics.

Mekenzie Jolliff of Kenton, Ohio, is a freshman at Wilmington College studying agriculture education.

Lindsey Okuley of Wapakoneta, Ohio, is a sophomore at The Ohio State University studying agricultural communication.

Grace Praisler of Medina, Ohio, is a sophomore at The Ohio State University studying animal biosciences.

Holly Schmenk of Leipsic, Ohio, is a junior at The Ohio State University studying animal science and agribusiness and applied economics.

Jacob Wuebker of Versailles, Ohio, is a junior at Wright State University studying agricultural business.

 

Graduate Winners

Carren Burkey is pursuing her doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry at Bowling Green State University. Burkey’s research involves using enzymes to optimize soybean meal for aquaculture feed.

Fabiano Colet is pursuing a masters degree in horticulture and crop science at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on measuring the interaction between seeding rates and planting dates to find the ideal planting situation.

Stephen Riley is pursuing his doctorate in polymer engineering at the University of Akron. His research concerns using pyrolyzed soybean hulls as a filler material for electrically-conductive adhesives in the electronics and electronics packaging industries.

Jomin Thomas is pursuing his doctorate in polymer engineering at the University of Akron. His research concerns molding automotive and aerospace materials using soybean oil and hulls.