FOSSI | Future of STEM Scholars - Corporate Supporters

FOSSI Corporate Supporters

About the FOSSI Sponsors

The Future of Stem Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) provides opportunities for chemical manufacturers, supply chain partners, and related industry affiliates to fund scholarships, create internships and facilitate mentoring and leadership training for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

In our first year alone, 43 corporations joined FOSSI, bringing together the chemical industry’s collective might to raise more than $7.2 million, funding 151 $40,000 scholarships. 

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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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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 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 STEM degrees at 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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