BASF awarded scholarships to four LSU engineering students during a recent ceremony on campus.
Each year, BASF awards scholarships in the spring and fall as part of the BASF Team Chemistry Scholarship Fund, a news release said.
“BASF considers LSU and the School of Engineering to be our partners in preparing the next generation of engineers, scientists and industry leaders,” said Tom Yura, senior vice president and manager of the BASF site in Geismar. “BASF’s scholarship program is a way to reward students who excel in their studies, and it encourages them to learn more about careers in our industry.”
Each student received a $2,500 scholarship. Recipients have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages and are active in campus and community organizations, the release said.
Stephen Hurdle, of Baton Rouge, is a junior chemical engineering major and a catalysis lab assistant at LSU. He volunteers at Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Bishop Ott Shelter for Men and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Garett Lambert, of Luling, is a junior chemical engineering major. He interned at Valero and Monsanto for the past two summers.
Rachel Nguyen is a junior chemical engineering major and an undergraduate research assistant. She is involved in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and volunteers with Volunteer LSU and the Honors College. She is from Lake Jackson, Texas.
Garrett Sibley is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. His honors include LSU Chancellor’s Honor Roll, Alpha Lambda Delta, LSU Flagship Scholar Resident, Alumni Global Leaders Award and Balanced Man semifinalist. He was class valedictorian at St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette. He is a member of the LSU triathlon team, a pilot and a musician.
“We appreciate BASF’s continued support of LSU’s College of Engineering and its students,” said Rick Koubek, dean of LSU’s College of Engineering. “In addition to scholarships, the company’s donation of $1 million to establish the BASF Sustainable Living Lab as part of the new LSU College of Engineering building will provide opportunities for students to gain real-world experience through design projects and other programs that help prepare them for careers.”