MCINTOSH, AL, June 23, 2020 – BASF is awarding $25,000 in college scholarships to three local students to support their pursuit of careers in chemical manufacturing. In addition to paying the tuition and fees for the students to attend Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC), BASF is also providing them with internship positions at its McIntosh site this summer to participate in the Process Technology Program.
As part of its workforce development efforts, BASF’s McIntosh site offers a two-year scholarship annually for students participating in the chemical process technology program at CACC. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic accomplishment, testing and an interview.
“Connecting students in our community with workforce development opportunities in the chemical industry is our way to encourage local students to remain in the area while pursuing promising careers,” said Jason Slinkard, Site Director of BASF in McIntosh. “BASF’s scholarship program allows our local students to gain valuable learning and hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.”
BASF awarded Brandon Holston and Mackensie Miller, both graduates of Millry High School, a $10,000 scholarship each to put toward their studies in chemical process technology. Tanner Singleton received approximately $5,000 from BASF to support his second year in the chemical process technology program at CACC.
During their summer internships at BASF’s McIntosh site, the students will participate in the process technology program.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18.4 billion in 2019. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS), and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.