BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - BASF Geismar chose two Southern University engineering students to award scholarships.
Sophomore D'Antonio Daigre and junior Gevontay Wilson emerged as outstanding among all students.
"BASF's Team Chemistry Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue STEM-related degrees and to support careers in our industry," said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and Manager of the BASF site in Geismar, Louisiana. "Through our continued partnership with Southern University, we promote the career opportunities that are available at BASF while also providing hands-on learning and mentoring opportunities for students."
The two students will receive checks for $2,500 to put toward their educations.
D'Antonio Daigre of Denham Springs probably appears far more muscular and strong than the cliché image of a nerdy engineering student. As he should, considering he is a member of the Jaguar Football team!
Gevontay Wilson of Baton Rouge works as a district leader for Primerica Financial Services. But his heart is still in engineering.
He's active in Next Generation Pioneers and the National Society of Black Engineers. With an outstanding student like Wilson, colleagues have a wonderful role model in Gevontay. He's also active in the Student Government Association.
"Having a staunch supporter like BASF makes us confident that the future holds great promise for the students we serve." said Habib Mohamadian, Dean of Southern University's College of Engineering.
He points out that in addition to providing scholarships, mentoring and internship opportunities to students, BASF recently donated $25,000 to Southern University's Career Services Center to create a multi-purpose technology center. That center expands career opportunities for students and modernizes the job-search process.
BASF and Southern are proud of their partnership investing in the future of STEM grads.
If you'd like more info about the jobs waiting at BASF for these men, visit http://careers.basf.us.