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Mayor Purzycki Urges Students to Apply for a Chemours Company “Future of Chemistry” College Scholarship

Post Date:03/26/2019 2:00 PM

Three grants of $40,000 each will be awarded by the company this summer

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Mayor Mike Purzycki today urged Wilmington’s high school seniors who have an interest in studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to apply for a Chemours Company “Future of Chemistry” scholarship. As part of the Mayor’s annual HBCU initiative to introduce local students to the missions, proud legacies and future opportunities offered by HBCUs, The Chemours Company will award grants of $40,000 each this year to three HBCU-bound seniors who commit to a STEM major. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, April 12, 2019.

“The ‘Future of Chemistry’ scholarships afford young people the chance to pursue their dream of earning a college degree – a dream that otherwise might remain out of reach,” said Mayor Purzycki. “When our students are successful, our communities and our businesses benefit. I hope that high school seniors considering a STEM career will take a good look at this remarkable scholarship opportunity made available by our partners at The Chemours Company.”

To be eligible for a “Future of Chemistry” scholarship, students must be high school seniors and Wilmington residents who intend to commit to a STEM major at an HBCU in the fall. A fillable application form can be accessed here: https://www.chemours.com/downloads/future-of-chemistry-scholarship-application-form.pdf

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