BASF awards $10,000 in scholarships to LSU engineering students


BASF recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to four students who are currently studying at Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering. The annual scholarship program is focused on developing Louisiana’s talent pipeline through BASF’s workforce and development efforts across the state.

“BASF is committed to investing in the future of Louisiana, and this scholarship program allows us to recognize top talent among engineering students, who will one day lead our workforce,” said Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Geismar, Louisiana site.

Students are recognized for maintaining a strong grade point average, demonstrating leadership and expressing interest in a manufacturing career. The students each receive $2,500 toward their college education.

Recipients are Lauren Cooke, a freshman from Belle Chasse studying chemical engineering; Taylor Ferguson, a junior from Mandeville studying mechanical engineering; Anna Katherine Parker, a junior from Baton Rouge who is studying environmental engineering; and Ibrahim Saizad, a sophomore from Baton Rouge studying electrical engineering and minoring in computer science.

Through a competitive process administered through LSU’s College of Engineering, BASF has awarded a total of $100,000 to LSU students since 2012.