Two of the 20 national scholarships worth $10,000 ($2,500 for four years) were awarded to children of employees at BASF’s Geismar site.

BASF awarded scholarships totaling $28,000 to ten local high school seniors in Louisiana through the company’s local and corporate scholarship programs.

“BASF continues to fund scholarships so students have an incentive to excel in their education and pathways to successful careers,” said Tom Yura, BASF Senior Vice President and Geismar Site Manager. “Through BASF’s continued investment in local students, we are supporting our leaders of tomorrow.”

Eight scholarship recipients from high schools in Ascension Parish plan to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related degrees. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship to apply toward college tuition. The scholarship winners in Ascension Parish include:

• Tate Broussard – St. Amant High School; Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

• Jadyn Rumfellow – St. Amant High School; Southeastern Louisiana University (chemical engineering)

• Margaret Britton – East Ascension High School; Mississippi State University (chemical engineering)

• Koby Caster – East Ascension High School; Louisiana State University (construction management)

• Whitney Baker – Donaldsonville High School; Louisiana State University (architecture)

• Trent Sullivan – Donaldsonville High School; Louisiana State University (pre-med)

• John Denig – Dutchtown High School; Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

• Chloe Williams – Dutchtown High School; Southeastern Louisiana University (mathematics/education)

In addition to the local program, a corporate scholarship program recognized academically talented children of BASF employees in the U.S. Two of the 20 national scholarships worth $10,000 ($2,500 for four years) were awarded to children of employees at BASF’s Geismar site. The corporate scholarship recipients include Michael Chima Mbagwu, son of Fabian O Mbagwu and Jackson Vicknair, son of Jennifer Vicknair.

• Michael Chima Mbagwu – Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge; Harvard University in Cambridge (Neuroscience)

• Jackson Vicknair – Brother Martin High School in New Orleans; Louisiana State University (Politics)

For more information about BASF in Louisiana and jobs available, visit http://www.basf.us/la.

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