Arconic Foundation is committed to supporting the Girl Scouts on their way to becoming the leaders of tomorrow. In September 2018, Arconic Foundation enhanced their partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA by providing National Gold Award Girl Scouts with scholarships. Arconic Foundation continues their support in 2019 by once again providing National Gold Award Girl Scouts scholarships to honor the ten remarkable young women whose impactful projects, unique visions, and innovative spirits have earned them Girl Scouts’ highest award. Over the two years, Arconic Foundation will have provided scholarships to a total of 20 National Gold Award Girl Scouts, helping tomorrow’s leaders kickstart their future, achieve their goals, and make the world a better place.
In June 2013, Girl Scouts of the USA began its partnership with Arconic Foundation at the announcement of the inaugural Chuck McLane Scholarship. This scholarship was available for Gold Award Girl Scouts who completed a Gold Award project that deals with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) (PDF) and who planned to pursue a STEM-related college degree and career. Through 2017, the Chuck McLane Scholarship Program provided $10,000 scholarships to two girls each year. In addition to the financial support, an Alcoa employee mentored the 2013, 2014, and 2015 scholarship recipients during their freshman year of college.
The scholarship honored the 40-year career of Chuck McLane, a retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alcoa and Reynolds Metals Company. He is a GSUSA board member who championed this program in support of young women pursuing a STEM education. Arconic Foundation shares McLane’s commitment to inspire girls, women, and other underrepresented groups on their path to STEM-related careers.
About Arconic Foundation
Arconic Foundation supports programs that help prepare the 21st century engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce. Arconic Foundation is an independently endowed foundation with assets of approximately $320 million and is the charitable arm of Arconic Inc. – which works in close partnership with customers to solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through collaboration with our nonprofit partners, our initiatives make quality STEM education opportunities available to students; support engineering and technical skills training through community colleges, technical schools and universities around the world; and help to create access for underrepresented individuals to the STEM fields. The work of Arconic Foundation is further enhanced by the thousands of Arconic employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in their communities. Established in 2016, Arconic Foundation is active in 26 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.ArconicFoundation.com.