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FOSSI Scholarship

Offered by Future of Stem Scholars Initiative (FOSSI)

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 19, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$40,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or soon-to-be high school graduate planning on studying or majoring in a STEM field at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University)? If so, you may be eligible for the FOSSI Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards four-year scholarships of $40,000 ($10,000 per year) to over 100 HBCU STEM students. Preferred majors may include, but are not limited to: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Material Science, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Agriculture Science, Physics, and Biology. FOSSI is not intended for students interested in pursuing careers in nursing, medicine, psychology, social sciences and other associated fields. If you’re a high school senior or graduate who will be studying one of these fields at an HBCU, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Future of Stem Scholars Initiative (FOSSI)

The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) was established in November of 2020 through a partnership between the American Chemistry Council (ACC), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Chemours, and HBCU Week Foundation, who recognized and wanted to change the lack of diversity throughout the STEM workforce. This national industry-wide program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented professionals in the STEM workforce by providing scholarships to students pursuing preferred STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Eligibility information

Preferred majors may include, but are not limited to: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Material Science, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Agriculture Science, Physics, and Biology. FOSSI is not intended for students interested in pursuing careers in nursing, medicine, psychology, social sciences and other associated fields.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA

3.0

Academic Interest

Agriculture, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Environmental Health, Chemistry

Miscellaneous

Applicants must be planning to attend an HBCU (Historically Black College and/or University) next year.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The FOSSI Scholarship winner will be announced: April 15, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Future of Stem Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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