Department Awards $65,000 in Scholarship Money to 31 AEDE Undergrads for 2016-2017 Academic Year

May. 2, 2016

AEDE held its yearly undergraduate scholarship competition for eligible students enrolled in the department’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics degree program in early April.

As part of the $2.1 million in scholarship funds awarded by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to its students each year, this year AEDE offered more than $65,000 in scholarship money to 31 Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrads for their studies during the 2016-2017 academic year.

AEDE scholarship funding is provided by a wide array of generous organizations and individuals. During the competition AEDE students present their skills and experience to donors and faculty.

Reflecting on both the importance of the funding and the competition experience, Professor Brian Roe, AEDE’s Undergraduate Studies Leader, noted: “The AEDE scholarship day offers a wonderful dual opportunity for students to gain in the short run by acquiring critical funds to pay for college expenses and to gain in the long run by getting to meet scholarship donors and hone critical interview skills.”

More information on funders and winners for the 2016-2017 competition can be found below.

2016-2017 AEDE Scholarship Day

Please note, photos are not available for the following winners: Samantha Boeck who was awarded the Consolidated Grain and Barge Scholarship and Kait Butterfield who was awarded the Archer Daniels Midland and Francis McCormick Scholarships.

AEDE would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous funders who sponsor the department’s undergraduate scholarships. Their generous support has provided financial assistance to AEDE students for nearly 50 years, enabling hundreds of undergrads to study Agribusiness and Applied Economics at Ohio State.

If you or your organization are interested in contributing to the successful legacy of AEDE undergraduate students by sponsoring a department scholarship, please contact us at