FOSSI | Future of STEM Scholars Initiative

Update: The 2024 application period has ended. 2025 FOSSI applications will open on September 27, 2024. Stay tuned for more details. 

Sponsored by chemical manufacturers and related industry stakeholders, FOSSI provides scholarship recipients $10,000 per year for four years, helping to eliminate financial barriers for historically under-represented groups. Learn more.

FOSSI At a Glance

Meet the 2023 incoming class

  • 740+ Scholarships Funded
    $40,000 Awarded over 4 years
  • $35MM Funds Raised
  • 4,000 applications
    3.70 Average GPA
  • Scholars from 32 States
  • Scholars Attending 46 HBCUs
  • 80+ Participating Companies

FOSSI Founding Partners

FOSSI is made possible by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Chemours, and HBCU Week Foundation. Learn more about FOSSI leadership.

Chemours is committed to being a force for good in the communities where we operate. We're excited to be the lead sponsor for FOSSI and to work with companies across our industry to drive this game-changing program.
Mark Vergnano, Board Member, The Chemours Company

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

My dream of conducting and pioneering research in the chemical field was made that much more possible by the FOSSI foundation. Their support both financially and academically have transformed my dreams into goals. Now, I can dream bigger.
Samiya Miller, North Carolina A&T State University

FOSSI Corporate Supporters

I feel confident that I have the financial and academic support needed to not only attend college, but to graduate and immediately pursue a career in STEM. The opportunity to pursue research and learn from leaders in the field makes the FOSSI scholarship exceptional.
Chance Williams, Alabama A&M 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.

The FOSSI Scholarship is a big deal! When I weighed my options and decided to attend an HBCU, I knew I would have to actively search for additional scholarship support to make my dreams come true. I will never forget receiving the call from FOSSI to tell me I won the scholarship!
Sydney Wynn, Howard University

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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