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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 and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals – in collaboration with National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. 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, in the United States for the entire 2024-2025 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 be high school seniors 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.)


Sponsor will offer a total of 20 scholarships through the National Merit Program and through this program. Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship award (either through the Program administered by SAI or National Merit).

Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university.

Recipients receive a $3,000 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 for undergraduate study only.

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


Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

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 record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not 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.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 3, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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


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