About the FOSSI Supporters
The Future of Stem Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) provides opportunities for chemical manufacturers, supply chain partners, and related industry affiliates to fund scholarships, facilitate mentoring and leadership training, and offer internship for students pursuing preferred science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Now in its third year, the program has raised funding for over 550 scholarships at an investment approaching $30MM, helping to develop a new, more inclusive generation of STEM talent.
By participating in the Future of STEM Scholars initiative, our 60 Corporate Supporters are demonstrating their commitment to a diverse and dynamic chemical industry workforce.
Lead Corporate Supporter
As the lead supporter, Chemours has pledged a multi-year commitment of $5 million. Read more about their involvment in the press release.
Did you know?
The chemical industry employs 544,000 people in the U.S., but the job opportunities don’t stop there. For every one job created from the business of chemistry, 7.2 jobs are created in other sectors. In addition, the average annual salary of a U.S. chemical industry employee is $87,000, which is 25 percent higher than the average U.S. manufacturing pay.
The business of chemistry supports families and communities across America, and powers the economic growth that keeps our country competitive.
Meet FOSSI's 2021 Inaugural Class
In FOSSI's Inaugural year, we're thrilled to welcome our 2021 class - 151 exceptional high-school seniors who were chosen to receive $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year) to pursue preferred STEM degrees at HBCUs.
FOSSI is made possible by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Chemours, and HBCU Week Foundation.
The financial obligations of being able to afford college is a poor excuse for not going, but unfortunately is a real one. Receiving the FOSSI scholarship will bring me closer to realizing my goal of attending college and obtaining a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, while building a network of support to help me succeed during my tenure.
Are you interested in getting your organization involved in FOSSI or would you like to stay informed on our progress?