FOSSI | Future of STEM Scholars Initiative

Update: The 2023 application period has ended. 2024 FOSSI applications will open on September 22, 2023. 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 2022 incoming class

  • 295 scholarships
    $10,000 Awarded per year over 4 years
  • Approaching~$30MM funds raised
  • 3,000+ applications
    3.70 Average GPA
  • Our scholars are from 30 States across the U.S.
  • Our scholars are attending 38 HBCUs
  • 60 Corporate Sponsors located in 47 states across the U.S.

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 2022 Class

In FOSSI's second year, we're thrilled to welcome our 2022 class. FOSSI has awarded 294 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

The FOSSI Scholarship is so much more than a generous financial gift. Having this organization invest in my future makes me want to work harder to achieve my goals.
Jayden Christmas, North Carolina A&T State University
STEM is how I want to apply my unique perspective on the world. I am fascinated by all the inventions humanity has created, and I intend to contribute to that field of achievement throughout my career.
Ariel Wilcox, North Carolina A&T State University

FOSSI Corporate Supporters

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.

“I want to be a part of a new generation of engineers, specifically black engineers, to serve as trailblazers in developing and unlocking innovative technologies to help better our future.
Mason Bligen-Miller, 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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