$40,000 STEM Scholarships for 150 HBCU-bound high school seniors


HBCU Week Foundation, sponsored by the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) has one hundred and fifty $40,000 scholarships to give away to high school seniors planning to major in STEM and attend an HBCU. Here’s everything you need to know:

How are Scholarships disbursed?

The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) will award selected students $10,000 per year, internship preparation, internship placement, and mentorship. 

When is the deadline?

The deadline is January 31, 2024.

How will students be evaluated?

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

• Academic accomplishments

• Letters of Recommendation

• Financial Need

• STEM and future career aspirations

• Community involvement

How do you apply?

For more information and to apply for The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) visit the Future of STEM Scholars website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is FOSSI?

Future of Stem Scholars (FOSSI) is a nationwide college program that focuses on improving STEM education in underserved areas. The FOSSI scholarship is made possible through a partnership between the HBCU Week Foundation, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemistry Council, and Chemours. Its main goal is to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by giving scholarships to students studying STEM subjects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It also helps these students find internships, receive leadership training, and access mentorship programs offered by partner companies.

What is the HBCU Week Foundation?

HBCU Week's purpose is to inspire high school students to attend HBCUs, offer scholarships for their education, and establish a pathway for them to transition from college to careers in corporate America.

This article was originally published February 28th, 2021 on Hbcuinfominute.com

An HBCU student with scholarship application