TEXAS BRINE COMPANY RENEWS COLLABORATIVE SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE TO ENHANCE EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
August 3, 2021
HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 3, 2022) – Texas Brine Company, LLC (Texas Brine) announced its engagement in the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), the chemical industry’s collaborative equity, diversity, and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in the chemical industry.
FOSSI is a national scholarship program which provides incoming college freshman $40,000 scholarships and connects them to leadership development, mentoring and internship opportunities at sponsoring companies. FOSSI creates lasting and meaningful relationships between students and sponsors, helping to create a diverse pipeline of future workforce talent. FOSSI has an ambitious goal of supporting 1000 scholars through 2025, at an investment of nearly 50 million dollars.
Texas Brine is sponsoring an engineering scholar, joining a growing list of organizations who together have raised more than $7.2 million
Organizations, parents and students interested in learning more about FOSSI sponsorship, application criteria and program initiatives should visit FutureofSTEMScholars.org.
“FOSSI brings together the industry’s collective might to make a significant impact on the future of the chemical industry. We are thrilled to have Texas Brine’s support in this important initiative and look forward to working with their team to create opportunities and pathways for success for these deserving scholars.”
About the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative was founded in 2020 by the American Chemistry Council, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), The Chemours Company, and the HBCU Week Foundation. FOSSI is a national chemical industry-wide program which provides scholarships to students pursuing degrees in relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), helping to eliminate financial barriers for historically under-represented groups. Sponsored by chemical manufacturers and related industry stakeholders, FOSSI provides scholarship recipients $10,000 per year for four years and connects these students to leadership development, mentoring and internship opportunities at participating companies. Learn more at FutureofSTEMscholars.org.
About Texas Brine Company
Texas Brine Company, LLC, is a leading brine producer in the United States, supplying over 30% of the brine requirements of the U.S. chlor-alkali industry. They are family-owned company based in Houston, with a proud heritage in salt-related businesses since 1946. Please visit us online at www.texasbrine.com.