Day & Zimmermann Joins FOSSI, a Collaborative Scholarship Initiative, to Enhance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Chemical Industry

PHILADELPHIA (August 8, 2023)Day & Zimmermann today 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 in 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 1,000 scholars through 2025, at an investment of nearly 50 million dollars.

Day & Zimmermann will sponsor a Civil Engineering student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University over the next four years, joining a growing list of organizations who together have raised more nearly $30 million to support over 560 students through 2025.

Organizations, parents and students interested in learning more about FOSSI sponsorship, application criteria and program initiatives should visit

“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 Day & Zimmermann’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 Day & Zimmermann

When you've been around for more than a century, you know a thing or two. At Day & Zimmermann, we take our lifetime of experience and make things better. Our 41,000+ employees help bring big ideas to life every day. We're pushing the boundaries of innovation in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, and security & defense. And that's not all. Did we mention that we have 150+ worldwide locations with $2.7 billion USD in annual revenue? We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world. We do what we say®.

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 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


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