BASF awards scholarships to Southern students _lowres

Gevontay Wilson

BASF recently awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to Gevontay Wilson, an engineering student at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

“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.

The scholarships are awarded to students who maintain excellent grade-point averages and are active in campus and community organizations, a news release said.

Wilson, a junior mechanical engineering major, is a 2013 graduate of Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge.

He is a Dean’s List Scholar, an Honors College Scholar and the recipient of a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarship. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council, Next Generation Pioneers and the National Society of Black Engineers and is active in the Student Government Association. Wilson is a district leader for Primerica Financial Services.