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APPLY BY FEB. 15: Scholarships are offered to students enrolled in Michigan State University’s crop and soil science program, as well as to other colleges via a statewide scholarship.

Soybean scholarships available for 2019-20 school year

Checkoff dollars will help finance students interested in a career in the soybean industry.

Soybean checkoff dollars are available to help college students during the 2019-20 school year.

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is offering scholarships to students enrolled in Michigan State University’s crop and soil science program.

Scholarship applicants must be undergraduate, full-time students (12 credit hours or more) in their junior or senior year, and possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can apply for the MSPC scholarships through MSU's scholarship and grant department.

The MSPC mission statement is to manage checkoff resources to increase return on investment for Michigan soybean farmers while enhancing sustainable soybean production. MSPC believes that part of that investment needs to be with college students interested in a career in the soybean industry.

MSPC is also offering a statewide scholarship for students attending other colleges or MSU students in a different program besides crops and soil science, as long as they are going into an ag-related field and their family pays into the soybean checkoff.

The statewide scholarship will be awarded using the same criteria as the MSU scholarships. Go online for the statewide scholarship application. The deadline is Feb. 20.

“It is critical that the soybean industry in Michigan maintain a highly educated and motivated workforce,” says Laurie Isley, MSPC director and farmer from Palmyra. “Students will provide expertise and innovative ideas that can be used on our farms and processing facilities to improve efficiency and productivity. Using checkoff funds to support and encourage students is an investment in our future.”

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