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The application program will be available again early summer 2020. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


BASF Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The BASF Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards academically talented children of BASF Corporation employees. The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest administrator of scholarships, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals – in collaboration with National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Awards are granted based on academic success and demonstrated achievement, and without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the BASF Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of active full-time employees of BASF or BASF AgroProducts de Puerto Rico who are benefits-eligible.
  • High school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • United States citizens, permanent United States residents or persons who have applied for permanent residence and intend to become U.S. citizens.
  • Eligible students must complete high school and enroll in college as a full-time student in the year in which they apply for the scholarship.

Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship award (either through the program administered by Scholarship America or National Merit).

(*Dependent children are defined as biological, stepchildren or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household, or primarily supported by the employee, or granted court-assigned guardianship or custody and for whom the employee provides primary financial support.)


Winners receive a $2,000 award, which may be renewed for up to an additional three years, or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Awards are granted to National Merit Finalists named by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and students demonstrating academic skill and achievement, as well as participation and leadership in school and community activities, as determined by Scholarship America.

Annual renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in full-time study and continuation of the program by BASF Corporation.


Applicants will be notified by late April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Students selected as recipients will receive a letter and students not selected will be notified via email.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of BASF Corporation. Payments are made in one installment early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Outside appraisal (online recommender)

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of BASF Corporation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

BASF Corporation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the BASF Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

BASF Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

BASF Corporation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!