This Initiative Is Investing $7.2M In Scholarships For STEM Students Who Attend HBCUs

The application deadline in March 1.

If you’re a high school senior who’s looking to major in science, technology, engineering or math, MIQA or technical/operation manufacturing and planning on attending an HBCU, you may qualify for a special scholarship!

In early February, American Chemistry Council (ACC), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), The Chemours Company and HBCU Week unveiled a diversity and inclusion initiative that will pour $72M into students who fit the aforementioned bill. Due to their generous efforts, about 150 scholars will have the chance to receive the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) scholarship for those who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

Each student selected will be granted $40,000, which will be doled out in installments of $10,000 per year over the course of 4 years. Students who are chosen will also be privy to internship preparation/placement, leadership training, mentorship and more.

“I am proud of this partnership between the HBCU Week Foundation, AIChE, the American Chemistry Council, and Chemours,” said Ashley Christopher, Founder and CEO of the HBCU Week Foundation, in a press statement. “It is through partnerships like these, that Black and brown children nationwide can actualize their full potential at HBCUs while minimizing the burden of student debt.” 

The full criteria to apply is as follows:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior (class of 2021)
  • You must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at a college/university for the upcoming academic semester.
  • You must plan to pursue studies at a historically black college or university (HBCU).
  • Applicants must plan to pursue studies in a field associated with STEM, MIQA, technical or operation manufacturing.
  • Applicants must be a citizen/legal permanent U.S. resident

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. Apply here.

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