The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship award presented to a current, eligible high school senior planning to pursue a degree in agriculture at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is managed by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and is made possible through a grant by BASF Corporation.
The scholarship is awarded in $2,500 increments (one per semester) for the upcoming school year. The student must maintain successful academic progress and be in good standing with the college or university to receive the full amount of the scholarship.
High school seniors may apply online in fall of each year. Final selection will be made in early December. The student will be notified mid-December, with an official announcement made during Commodity Classic. (link to CC)
In addition to the scholarship, BASF provides the winner and one parent or guardian with a trip to attend Commodity Classic, where they receive special recognition at the BASF booth and the ASA annual Awards Banquet on Friday night. Applicants must fill out an online application during the open application period, typically early September to mid-November.