BASF employees Claire Crosnum (left) and Dan Niedzwiecki (right) present Connor Dolence with a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of the ALLchemie LGBTQ & Allies group.

BASF awards $1,500 in scholarships to Downriver students for essays on diversity, inclusion


John Dulmes

The BASF Wyandotte chapter of the ALLchemie LGBTQ & Allies employee resource group recently awarded two scholarships to local high school students.

Connor Dolence of Trenton High School received a $1,000 scholarship and Makayla Coffee of Wyandotte Roosevelt High School received a $500 scholarship.

Applicants were asked to submit essays about how their career paths might have changed and the challenges they may have faced if they were born as the opposite gender.

Dolence plans to attend Oakland University to study biomedical engineering while Coffee will attend Central Michigan University to study journalism.

BASF’s ALLchemie LGBTQ & Allies is an employee group that promotes an all-inclusive workplace environment.

This is the second consecutive year that the group has awarded scholarships to students from Downriver communities.

BASF employees Claire Crosnum (left) and Dan Niedzwiecki present Mackayla Coffee with a $500 scholarship on behalf of the ALLchemie LGBTQ & Allies group.

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