Tim Smucker and J.M. Smucker Co. commit $1 million to The Ohio State University

August 30, 2012

Timothy P. Smucker

The Ohio State University today announced The J.M. Smucker Company and Timothy P. Smucker of Orrville, Ohio, have committed $1 million to support ongoing research and student success at the university. The Smucker family and The J.M. Smucker Company are long-time supporters of Ohio State.

“It is our university’s great good fortune to have the support of firm friends like Tim Smucker and The J.M. Smucker Company, whose roots run deep in Ohio and in Wooster," said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. "Their gift to fund undergraduate research in food innovation and student support, including a scholarship to honor Bobby Moser’s name, will make a very real difference for generations to come.”

The J.M. Smucker Company Scholarship Fund will support undergraduate scholarships--with preference given to food science and technology students--as a part of the newly created Pat and Bobby Moser Scholars Program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Agricultural Technical Institute.

The Smucker Leaders Scholarship Fund will support undergraduates from a variety of majors pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies in the Department of Agricultural Communications, Education, and Leadership.

The J.M. Smucker Company Innovation Research Award Fund will support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Award preference will be given to projects that focus on food innovation. Criteria for selection can include projects that are competitively judged, will be presented at college or university forums, are a component of a degree program, or have a concept goal of commercialization.