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Del Mar College, DMC Foundation celebrated “Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship” established by company in 2022 for three-academic-years period

$270,000 commitment includes first $90,000 awarded for current academic year to 33 students; May 11 celebration recognized Chemours’ support for students focused on “industrial technology programs” offered at DMC

Article by: DMC College Relations

The Chemours Company’s commitment to support a direct scholarship for Del Mar College students focused on training in “industrial technology programs” is a gift that will continue to impact recipients’ lives for years to come. Rather than juggling studies, work and other financial commitments, recipients of the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship can dedicate more of their attention to training in one of the fields the scholarship targets instead of worrying about college costs.

On Thursday, May 11, Del Mar College and the DMC Foundation recognized The Chemours Company for pledging $90,000 annually for three years beginning last year for the 2022-2023 academic year. In total, the company donated $270,000 to support the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship through academic year 2024-2025.

The creation of the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship is a generous and much appreciated investment in the lives of Del Mar College’s hard-working students studying in one of our industrial technology programs,. Scholarship support like this helps people in our community complete their education as they prepare for a great job in our local workforce. The Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship will truly impact the lives of those students who receive one for years to come.

Matthew Busby, Associate Vice President of Development

At Chemours, we believe that a career in STEM should be accessible to everyone, which is why we are providing our Future of Chemistry Scholarships to local students to help build more vibrant communities. Our partnership with Del Mar College is an excellent example of our commitment to the Coastal Bend.

Susan Temple, Chemours Human Resources Manager and DMC Foundation Board member

Among the College’s programs that the scholarship targets are Process Technology, Welding Applied Technology, Nondestructive Testing Technology, Industrial Machining Applied Technology, Millwright, Environmental/Petrochemical Lab Technology, Environmental Technician and Electrician. Other criteria students must meet are:

·      demonstration of financial need,

·      holding and maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA (grade point average),

·      either enrolled full-time (12 credit-hour equivalency) or part-time (6 credit hours minimum),

·      preference given to underrepresented student populations in the targeted fields of study.

For the current academic year, 33 DMC students received the Chemours Future of Chemistry scholarship.

Steven Tapia, a Welding Applied Technology major who is one of this year’s scholarship recipients, said, “The Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship is a huge blessing for me to continue school. I can now work part-time so that I can focus on school and not worry about how I will pay for classes.”

Each spring from Feb. 1 through April 30, the DMC Foundation takes online scholarship applications for the next academic year. To learn more about scholarships at Del Mar College, criteria and process to apply, visit www.delmar.edu/scholarships. Individuals may also contact the DMC Foundation at 361-698-1317 or foundation@delmar.edu for more information.

And, of the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship, Tapia added, “I would like to say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart. Without this scholarship, I might not be able to focus on school as much as I am since I would probably have had to work more hours. This scholarship is making a difference for me and allowing me to keep my focus on school and my goals.”

The Chemours Company representatives met their scholarship recipients as part of the celebration. After the activities, attendees had the opportunity to tour the Workforce Development Center where the College trains students in various high-demand fields identified by scholarship criteria.


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.