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Future of Chemistry Scholarship - Wilmington
Application status: Closed

At Chemours, we believe that everyone should have access to STEM education and this program delivers on that belief.

In our corporate hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, the Future of Chemistry Scholarship provides direct support for talented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Consistent with the company’s broader Corporate Responsibility Commitments, which includes goals on increased diversity, the Future of Chemistry Scholarship program is one of the many ways we’re broadening access to STEM education in the communities where we operate.

In partnership with the City of Wilmington and HBCU Week, these scholarships are part of a 13-year commitment—through 2030—to support increased numbers of Black students from the Wilmington area who are pursuing STEM fields of study.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Future of Chemistry Scholarship – Wilmington must:

  • Live or reside in the Greater Wilmington, Delaware area.
  • Be a high school senior (graduating class of 2021), graduate, or current college undergraduate.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the entire 2021 – 2022 academic year.
  • Be planning to pursue a degree associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM); Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance (MIQA); or technical/operation manufacturing.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Selection of Finalists

Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record.
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities.
  • Work experience.
  • Three short-form essays on your field of interest, future aspirations, and the role of STEM in innovation.
  • An online recommendation letter. The recommendation letter should ask for insight into the students’ academics or extracurricular activities.

Scholarship America will select 20 finalists and Chemours’ scholarship selection committee will choose the recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a four-year, $10,000 scholarship – totaling $40,000. Up to five (5) awards will be granted.

The multi-year scholarship will be reviewed annually and is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study at an HBCU and continuation of the program by Chemours.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Chemours. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

    • A current, complete transcript of grades.


Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation letter must be submitted on your behalf. The recommendation letter should ask for insight into the students’ academics or extracurricular activities.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Chemours has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!