COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) is pleased to announce that the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation is renewing its STEM scholarship program for SCICU’s five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
This renewal marks the second consecutive year Milliken & Company has supported undergraduate STEM students at SCICU’s five HBCUs – Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and Voorhees University. Award recipients must be South Carolina residents who are full-time students majoring in STEM academic areas. Awardees must also have demonstrated financial need and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA. A total of $10,000 will be awarded – one $2,000 scholarship per eligible institution.
“We are thrilled to support SCICU’s undergraduate STEM program which provides paid research grants for students,” said Danna Vetter, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Milliken and SCICU board member. “These students bring boundless potential for innovation. We can’t wait to see what they achieve for our region and our world.”
Through eight decades and a host of programs Milliken has inspired students at SCICU member institutions to embrace Milliken’s commitment to innovation that has a positive impact on people and the world.
“We are extremely grateful for Milliken’s long-standing and generous support of students at SCICU’s member colleges and universities,” said Jeff Perez, SCICU president and CEO. “Milliken has partnered with SCICU since 1956. In those 67 years Milliken’s support of SCICU has totaled more than $4.1 million.”
In 1995, Milliken & Company provided $25,000 in seed money for starting the SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program.
Milliken will again host the SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Symposium at their Spartanburg, S.C. Customer Center on February 22, 2024. The annual research symposium culminates more than six months of student research and gives students a professional forum for the presentation of project findings.