The National Wheat Foundation and BASF Award Scholarship

The National Wheat Foundation and BASF Award Scholarship

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jake Westlin, 202.547.7800,

The National Wheat Foundation and BASF Award Scholarship

Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2024) – Two college students pursuing degrees in agriculture that will benefit the wheat industry will be awarded $2,500 scholarships this semester. Thanks to a great partnership with BASF, the National Wheat Foundation is pleased to award these annual scholarships to undergraduate college students.

 “All the applicants were excellent and it was very difficult to select only two,” said Ben Scholz, NWF Director and Scholarship Committee Chairman. “The next generation is responsible for the future of the wheat industry, and with applicants like these, the future is bright.”

The two scholarship winners are:

Grace Timm, a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing an Agribusiness degree on a Pre-Law track. Grace demonstrates the highest levels of achievement in her academics, extra-curricular involvement and personal leadership qualities. She is serving as the Nebraska Wheat Ambassador, and as such, helps to educate and promote wheat to consumers.

Sophia Flikkema, a junior at Mississippi State University from Bozeman, Montana, is awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Sophia is majoring in Economics and Asian Studies and plans to work in wheat merchandising. Sophia wants to tackle the global challenges that affect wheat growers and is studying the Chinese language in order to communicate and understand the United States’ third-biggest trading partner. The National Wheat Foundation appreciates the work that Sophia is doing to prepare herself to keep the American wheat industry strong in the global marketplace. 

Congratulations Grace and Sophia, the National Wheat Foundation and BASF wish you well this semester and in your future endeavors. We are thrilled to award you these scholarships and look forward to your further contributions to the wheat industry.   


About the National Wheat Foundation

The National Wheat Foundation was established by the industry to serve as the national center for wheat research, education and outreach. The Foundation works to advance the wheat industry through strategic research, education and outreach collaborations, guided by core values of grower centeredness, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated and headquartered in Washington, D.C., governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, overseen by Chandler Goule, Executive Director and managed by Anne Osborne, project manager, who is assisted by the staff of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the Foundation’s sole member.

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