Chuck McLane Scholarship
In June 2013, Girl Scouts of the USA in partnership with Arconic Foundation announced the inaugural Chuck McLane Scholarship. This scholarship is available for Gold Award Girl Scouts who complete a Gold Award project that deals with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) (PDF) and who plan to pursue a STEM-related college degree and career. Through 2017, the Chuck McLane Scholarship Program is providing $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 honors 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. Alcoa and Arconic Foundation share McLane’s commitment to inspire girls, women, and other underrepresented groups on their path to STEM-related careers.
About Arconic Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Arconic—which works in close partnership with customers to solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power—Arconic Foundation supports programs that help prepare the 21st century engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce. 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, vocational 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 and follow our programming on social media.