The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) is a program providing scholarships and professional development opportunities directed at furthering science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in students from underrepresented communities. If selected, the student will receive a $40,000 scholarship award disbursed in the amount of $10,000 per year, for up to four years. Applications run from late-September until the due date, and applicants are notified near the middle of April.
Selected students will also receive internship preparation and placement, leadership training, mentoring and access to the AIChE student networking opportunities. Applicants must be high school seniors accepted as a full-time student at a historically Black college or university for the upcoming academic year, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be planning to pursue studies in a field associated with STEM, MIQA, technical or operation manufacturing.