Applications for the FOSSI Class of 2022 Open at the HBCU Week College Fair

The application for the FOSSI Class of 2022 has opened! The announcement was made on October 1, at the annual HBCU Week College Fair in Wilmington, DE, in remarks by FOSSI Founding Chairman, Mark Vergnano. The event was hosted by fellow FOSSI Founding partner, HBCU Week Foundation, with participation from 56 HBCUs and over 5000 high school students, parents, and school counselors, among others.

With support from FOSSI Founding Partners AIChE, Chemours and the American Chemistry Council, FOSSI had a significant presence at the fair, including a virtual and in-person booth as well as a Lunch & Learn Session, “Unleash your Superpowers with a STEM Degree.” The Lunch and Learn, moderated by Dr. Kimberly Wise White (American Chemistry Council), featured Alexandra Pierre-Charles (Chemours) and Taylor Hines (Exxon Mobil), who shared perspectives with more than 200 student attendees on how a STEM degree can lead to an impactful and rewarding career in the chemical industry.

As we look to 2022, we hope to have your support and investment in our next class of scholars. Let’s keep this great momentum going so that we can reach our ultimate goal of funding 1000 extraordinary FOSSI scholars by 2025!

FOSSI is a core initiative of the AIChE Doing a World of Good campaign and its All for Good: Engineering for Inclusion priority, which is driving industry-wide improvement in equity, diversity and inclusion.

Join us today in underwriting a FOSSI Scholar.
Photo from left to right: Ashley Christopher, Esq., Founder and CEO, HBCU Week Foundation; Lisa Lanzkowsky, Chief Development Officer, AIChE; Mark Vergnano, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Chemours Company and FOSSI Founding Chair; Mike Purzycki, Mayor of Wilmington, DE; Tanya Washington, Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of the City of Wilmington, DE; Alvenia Scarborough, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Chief Brand Officer, The Chemours Company