BASF awards $12,000 in scholarships to South Carolina high school seniors

May 26, 2014

Company rewards excellence in science education

MAULDIN, SC – BASF recently awarded $1,500 scholarships to eight students from three Upstate South Carolina high schools.

The BASF sites in Whitestone and Mauldin provided the scholarships to reward the students’ outstanding academic achievements, particularly in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Recipients were:

  • Nicholas Taylor – Broome High School – attending Wofford College
  • Daniel Heacox – Broome High School – attending Clemson University
  • Laura Britanisky – Spartanburg High School – attending University of Alabama
  • Zach Greenfield – Spartanburg High School – attending Georgia Tech
  • Nikita Desphande – Mauldin High School – attending Furman University
  • Joshua Dunster – Mauldin High School – attending Clemson University
  • Harsh Patel  – Mauldin High School – attending Clemson University
  • Thomas Cottrell  – Mauldin High School – attending Clemson University

“As the world’s leading chemical company, we make it a priority to support and encourage students to pursue technology based degrees which will open a world of opportunity in science-related fields,” said Neville Lockwood, manager of the BASF sites in Mauldin and Whitestone. “It is important to us that local students have opportunities to prepare themselves to be leaders in our industry.”



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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

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