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Soybean scholarship available for 2016-2017 school year

LANSING, MI -- Soybean dollars are available to help college students in the 2016-2017 school year. The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee's (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 offering scholarships to students enrolled in Michigan State University's (MSU) Crop and Soil Science (CSS) program and MSU's Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) program. Scholarship applicants must be undergraduate fulltime 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. Those interested students can apply for the MSPC scholarships through MSU's scholarship and grant department.

MSPC is also offering a statewide scholarship for students attending other colleges or MSU students in a different program besides CSS and FSHN, using the same criteria as the MSU scholarships. For the statewide scholarship application, visit

Application deadline is February 1, 2016.

"The MSPC board of directors looks at this scholarship program as a way to give back to Michigan's soybean farmers while promoting higher education and leadership opportunities for our future leaders," said former MSPC President Andy Welden, a soybean farmer from Jonesville, MI.