Collaborating for Meaningful Impact:
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative

The American Chemistry Council is proud to be a founding partner of the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), in collaboration with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Chemours and The HBCU Week Foundation. FOSSI is the chemical industry’s collaborative diversity, equity and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in STEM careers within the chemical industry.

The Future of Stem Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) provides opportunities for manufacturers, supply chain partners and other stakeholders 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).

With an ambitious first year goal of underwriting 150 STEM Scholars at an investment of $7.2 million, FOSSI brings together the chemical industry’s collective might to make a significant impact on the future of the chemical industry.

“ACC and our members are committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our facilities, our Board rooms and the communities in which we operate. We recognize the importance of programs like FOSSI to help build a cohesive and united workforce which enhances economic growth for all businesses and individuals.”

Chris Jahn, President & CEO of the American Chemistry Council

ACC and our members are committed to being a positive force for a more diverse, inclusive and equitable society, a principle that is reflected in our existing commitments to sustainability.

FOSSI Learn more about how ACC members are engaging with their communities and stakeholders to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.

ACC is proud of the diversity of our employees. We are committed to driving thoughtful and meaningful dialogue within our own organization to enhance understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, continuing to cultivate a safe environment where diversity, inclusiveness and respect are valued and promoted. Learn more about our culture.

Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) Partners

AICHe Partner Chemours Partner HBCU Partner