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The American Chemistry Council is proud to be a Founding Partner of the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Chemours and The HBCU Week Foundation.

FOSSI is national, industry-wide program providing scholarships and professional development opportunities for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Through scholarships, internship opportunities, mentoring and leadership training, FOSSI creates pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in STEM careers within the chemical industry.

FOSSI aims to bring together the chemical industry’s collective might to make a significant impact on the future chemical industry workforce.

$7.2M raised by 43 organizations to fund scholarships.
151 scholarships awarded to the 2021 inaugural class.
$40K awarded to each FOSSI scholar.
Chris Jahn , President & CEO of the American Chemistry Council
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 are proud to be Founding Partners in the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative, helping build a cohesive and united workforce which enhances economic growth for all businesses and individuals.

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