Do you know a high school student looking to make the world or their community a better place? Do you know a student planning to attend a historically Black college or university (HBCU) next year with an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math? If you answered yes, share this opportunity to receive a FOSSI scholarship with your network!
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) provides scholarship recipients $10,000 per year for four years, helping to eliminate financial barriers for historically under-represented groups. So far, FOSSI has awarded scholarships to 427 exceptional high-school seniors to pursue preferred STEM degrees at HBCUs in its 2021, 2022, and 2023 classes, and now it is currently accepting applications for its 2024 class until January 31, 2024.
Recent FOSSI Highlights
Last month, 13 FOSSI scholars got the thrill of a lifetime when they were asked to help ring the Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange.
Nahla Abdul-Hadi, Kendall Cousins, Dieunette Adusei-Peasah, Chelsea Minard, Ambrose Kee, Elijah Lewis, Kendall Taylor, Zachary McCray, Elissa Johnson, Nyla Baxter, Amira Hamilton, Josiah Moore, and Winter Jones accompanied Darlene Schuster (Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AIChE) and John Sampson (Senior Vice President, Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering at Dow) on the NYSE platform as they counted down to the market close – on live television!
FOSSI sponsors at the FOSSI booth in Wilmington, DE, for HBCU Week.
In November 2023, the 2024 FOSSI application launched with off-the-charts energy and excitement, thanks to capacity crowds at HBCU Week College Fairs in Wilmington and Atlanta, hosted by FOSSI founding partner HBCU Week Foundation.
The FOSSI team and 40+ members of 18 FOSSI sponsor companies were on site at both to help spread awareness of the FOSSI scholarship to more than 15,000 students and 30 HBCUs. Learn more about these events.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
We’re looking for students interested in making an impact and innovating through science, engineering, and math. Check the list of preferred STEM majors. If you know a student pursuing one of them, encourage them to apply.