Future of STEM Scholarship Initiative Raises Over $ 17 Million to Support STEM Education at HBCU

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Washington, May 31, 2022 / PRNewswire /-Today, key organizations in the chemical and related industries have announced key milestones in the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), an industry collaborative diversity, equity and inclusive program. Launched in 2020, FOSSI has raised even more funding than $ 17 million Raise funds $ 40,000 Scholarship for Over 350 students Attended the Historically Black College (HBCU).

A national program, FOSSI is a student in an underrated community working in a variety of preferred science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including chemistry and mechanical engineering, chemistry, and environmental science. Is supported. In the first year, FOSSI offered 151 scholarships. This fall, the program will fund an additional 144 scholarships, bringing the program closer to the target of 1000 scholarships by 2025.

Jaddin Fleming, Arkansas Attendance by native and 2021 FOSSI scholarship recipients Spelman CollegeI shared why it was important to receive this scholarship, “FOSSI is helping HBCU students across the country, not just me, to reach their goals … By reducing some of the financial burden I face, FOSSI has invested in the future of STEM. did.”

FOSSI Chairman and Former CEO of The Chemours Company, Mark VernianoPointed out the importance of FOSSI in supporting the creation of a diverse workforce in the future. “With the ambitious goal of funding 1000 HBCU students, FOSSI aims to have a meaningful and meaningful impact on the future workforce. These talented scholarship recipients Bringing new and diverse perspectives to help innovate solutions to address global challenges such as clean energy and climate change. ”

In particular, FOSSI’s support goes beyond financial support, connecting students to nearly 60 corporate sponsors and a four-year skills development program, and providing leadership training, mentoring and internship opportunities at support organizations.

Carlton CarterSecond grade rise Southern University And from A & M College Georgia,share, “Knowing that I could count on that money, it made a big difference. In addition, the mentoring program was very helpful. It gave me insights on how a business works and what I can expect after I get a degree. “

The FOSSI application period for 2023 is September 23..

For more information on FOSSI, please visit FutureOfSTEMScholars.org.

About the Future of STEM Scholarship Initiatives

The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative was founded in 2020 by the American Chemistry Council, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, The Chemours Company, and the HBCU Week Foundation. FOSSI is a nationwide chemical industry-wide program that provides scholarships to students with relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees at the Historical Black University (HBCU) and is historically understated. Helps remove the financial barriers of the evaluated group. FOSSI is sponsored by stakeholders in chemical manufacturers and related industries to provide scholarship recipients $ 10,000 For four years each year, we connect these students with leadership development, mentoring and internship opportunities at participating companies. Find out more at FutureofSTEMscholars.org.

Source American Chemistry Council