Answers industry’s call to reach more students across the country pursuing STEM majors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 15, 2021 — The HBCU Week Foundation has extended the application deadline for the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), a $40,000 four-year scholarship award, to March 1, 2021. FOSSI is a program providing scholarships and professional development opportunities for students interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The initiative, announced during the fall of 2020 by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), The Chemours Company and HBCU Week Foundation, is the chemical industry’s first collaborative equity, diversity and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in the chemical industry.
Candidates must be high school seniors (graduating class of 2021) planning to pursue studies at an HBCU in a field associated with STEM, Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance (MIQA), technical, or operation manufacturing. Preferred areas of STEM include chemical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, math, and computer science.
If selected, the student will receive a $40,000 scholarship award, disbursed in the amount of $10,000 per year over four (4) years. Selected students will also have access to internships, leadership and career training, mentoring, and to AIChE student networking opportunities.
The HBCU Week Foundation will notify and announce selected scholarship recipients on April 15, 2021.
To view full criteria and apply for FOSSI, visit hbcuweek.org/FOSSI
About the HBCU Week Foundation
The mission of the HBCU Week Foundation is to encourage high-school aged youth to enroll into HBCU’s, provide scholarship dollars for matriculation and sustain a pipeline for employment from undergraduate school to corporate America. The most impactful event during HBCU Week is the HBCU College Fair. HBCU Week Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.