Kaur Awarded Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship03/14/2017
WORTHINGTON, Ohio - The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) is pleased to announce that Sukhmanjot Kaur of Akron, Ohio has been awarded a $2,500 graduate OSCF scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
This is the tenth year for the OSCF Scholarship Program, which was created to encourage undergraduate students 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, as well as to support ongoing graduate-level research. Since 2008, the OSCF scholarship program has awarded $266,000 in scholarship funds to 65 students studying agriculture or a related field at Ohio colleges or universities.
“Congratulations to the 2017-2018 OSCF scholarship recipients,” said Bill Bateson, OSC board member, soybean farmer from Hancock County and scholarship selection committee member. “We are very pleased with the level of academic achievement the scholarship winners have already achieved in the field of agriculture. There is no doubt that these students will benefit the soybean industry in Ohio.”
Kaur is pursuing her Ph.D. in Polymer Science at the University of Akron. She is exploring the use of soybean oil for synthesizing adhesives applicable for wet and humid environments such as underwater construction or adhesives in biomedical sciences.
Established by the Ohio Soybean Council in 2007, the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the soybean industry through the support of scientific research and education. www.soyohio.org/scholarship.
Headquartered in Worthington, the Ohio Soybean Council is governed by a volunteer farmer board, which directs the Soybean Promotion and Research Program. The program’s primary goal is to improve soybean profitability by targeting research and development, education and promotion projects through the investment of farmer-contributed funds (checkoff). www.soyohio.org.
Media Contact: Katie Bauer, Ohio Soybean Council, 614.476.3100, firstname.lastname@example.org