The BASF Crop Protection business will team with the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Wheat Foundation to present 10 students with scholarships during the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. The scholarships will be awarded to students across the country pursuing degrees in agriculture.
"BASF is committed to the future of agriculture and our students play a huge role in sustaining the livelihood of the industry," said Paul Rea, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. "These students are passionate about agriculture, and we look forward to watching them grow into the leaders and advocates of our business."
Ten students awarded grants to pursue agriculture-related degrees
American Soybean Association Scholarship
The 2013-2014 ASA Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an outstanding high school senior who has achieved high academic and leadership requirements, and is planning to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.
Mason Kiehl of Meadville, Missouri, was chosen as the 2013-2014 ASA SOY scholarship recipient. Kiehl, a senior at Meadville R-IV High School, will pursue a degree in agricultural systems management at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., beginning this fall.