Alcoa Foundation’s Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship
In June 2013, Girl Scouts of the USA in partnership with Alcoa Foundation announced the inaugural Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship, which is available for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who complete a Gold Award project that deals with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and who plan to pursue a STEM-related college degree and career. Through 2017, the Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship Program will provide $10,000 scholarships to two girls a year. In addition to the financial support, an Alcoa employee will mentor the 2013, 2014, and 2015 scholarship recipients during their freshman year of college.
The scholarship honors the 40-year career of Chuck McLane, a retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alcoa and Reynolds Metals Company who is a GSUSA board member and who championed this program in support of young women pursuing a STEM education. Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation share McLane’s commitment to inspire girls, women, and other underrepresented groups on the path to STEM-related careers.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States, with assets of approximately $480 million. Founded 64 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $635 million since 1952. In 2015, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2015, 47 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,000 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 300,000 people and 400 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.