Parkersburg, W.Va.– High school students seeking hands-on training in electrical systems, maintenance repair, technician work and welding may apply to the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship program until Dec. 31, 2022.
As part of Chemours’ Corporate Responsibility Commitment to increase access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship program provides scholarships to talented, high-potential high school students who plan to pursue post-secondary studies in STEM.
In collaboration with WVU Parkesburg, Chemours will help provide financial assistance for students earning degrees in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Electrical Reliability and Maintenance, Mutli-Craft Technology, Reliability and Maintenance Technology or Welding Technology. The scholarship’s maximum reward is $14,000 ($3,500 per semester).
“This is a real opportunity for students in the Mid-Ohio Valley to experience an academic path to a trades position,” said Dr. Torie Jackson, WVU Parkersburg interim president. “By partnering with companies like Chemours, we are able to provide programs that meet the needs of employers and help students find employment.”
Applicants must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a full-time student at WVU Parkersburg for the Fall 2023 semester, be enrolled in one of the previously mentioned programs, and be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
WVU at Parkersburg Foundation
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,200 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.