FOSSI | Future of STEM Scholars - Corporate Supporters

Attention Sponsors: On June 24, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD) will host the inaugural Swings for STEM Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI). Visit the Swings for STEM website today to learn more and register.

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 more than 600 scholarships at an investment approaching $30MM, helping to develop a new, more inclusive generation of STEM talent. 

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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.

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Friends of FOSSI

Did you

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 2023 Class

In FOSSI's third year, we're thrilled to welcome our 2023 class of 132 FOSSI scholars. Since the start of the program, FOSSI has awarded 595 exceptional high-school seniors $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year) to pursue preferred STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) .

See welcome video and the complete list of scholars

FOSSI Leadership

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.
Carlton Carter, Southern University

Join Us in Doing a World of Good

Join us in bringing STEM education to more students from more communities. If there was ever a time to act, this is it. FOSSI is actively accepting individual and corporate donations.

Get Involved

Are you interested in getting your organization involved in FOSSI or would you like to stay informed on our progress?

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