BASF awards $16,000 in scholarships to local high school students

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

BASF recently awarded scholarships totaling $16,000 to nine local high school seniors through the company’s local and corporate scholarship programs.

BASF's scholarship programs provide direct financial support to local high school students in recognition of their high academic performance,” said Tom Yura, BASF Senior Vice President and Geismar Site Manager. “By investing in students, we are supporting the leaders of the future.”

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:

Kaleb CayetteDonaldsonville High School; Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

Tamiko StroudDonaldsonville High School; Southern University (finance)

Mason MirandaDutchtown High School; Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Caroline BeemanDutchtown High School; Louisiana State University (industrial engineering)

Jacob DecoteauEast Ascension High School; Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

Nicole LeJeuneEast Ascension High School; Mississippi State University (chemical engineering)

Landon BoudreauxSt. Amant High School; Louisiana State University (construction management)

Jaime KellerSt. Amant High School; Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

In addition, a corporate scholarship program recognized academically talented children of BASF employees in the U.S. One of the 20 national scholarships worth $8,000 ($2,000 for four years) was awarded to Alexis Langlois, the daughter of Jeffery Langlois who works at the BASF site in Geismar.

Alexis LangloisSt. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge; Louisiana State University (communications disorders).

For more information about careers at BASF and jobs available in Louisiana, visithttp://www.basf.us/la.

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