College Scientist Scholarships Offered for Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

University-level science majors interested in learning about the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 21 – 24 in San Diego. The application process is open to members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel for travel scholarships and some students will be selected to present on their research or outreach activities.

Last year, more than 20 students attended the event from schools including Yale University and the University of Idaho. “As an environmental science student, the sustainability aspects and greenhouse gas reductions of biodiesel were most significant to me,” said Tami Alexander, who received a travel scholarship while pursuing her master’s degree at Wichita State University. “I previously saw biofuels as merely a stepping point on the path to a greener, more sustainable society. Now, after learning more about the production and use of biodiesel, I am convinced that it is a long-term solution.”

The National Biodiesel Board, the United Soybean Board and the National Biodiesel Foundation sponsor the scholarships, which amount to a $600 travel reimbursement and complimentary registration (a $1,200 value). Apply by Nov. 19 at

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