Strong agriculture leaders are critical to the sustainability and success of our business, and the American Soybean Association wishes to award a college scholarship to a student interested in agriculture as they begin their study.
The Soy Scholarship is a one-time $7,000 prize given to a high school senior who aspires to study agriculture at any accredited college or institution during the 2024-25 academic year. The scholarship is managed by ASA and funded by a grant from BASF Corporation.
“ASA is grateful for its longstanding partnership with BASF and proud to invest in the future farmers, scientists, teachers, and other careers in agriculture that drive the industry forward,” ASA President Daryl Cates said. “Agriculture has a significant role to play in sustainably feeding a growing world population, shaping climate policies, and many other ways we support and provide for people here at home and around the globe. Supporting education is imperative to industry advancement, and we applaud the dedicated young people who are interested in this challenge.”
Since 2008, ASA and BASF have recognized and honored students for their dedication and interest in agriculture through the Soy Scholarship.
“BASF is pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with ASA to support talented students committed to solving the challenges facing the future of agriculture,” said Scott Kay, vice president U.S. Agricultural Solutions North America. “Our industry needs students passionate and interested in meeting the demands of a growing planet, and BASF is thrilled to invest in these students’ future.”
For the 2023-24 school year, the scholarship will be distributed in $3,500 increments (one each semester). To receive the full scholarship, the student must be the child or grandchild of a current state soybean association/ASA member, maintain successful academic progress, and remain in good standing with the institution or university.
High school seniors may apply online from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31, 2023.