One of the world’s leading technology suppliers for industrial 3d printing in metals and polymers is set to donate $25,000 to Henry Ford College.
EOS North America, Inc. – a subsidiary of EOS, will soon donate the money to the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) at HFC.
The money will be used for scholarships for students’ needs, and to set up a new endowment for future scholarships.
According to a release from the college, EOS is committed to encouraging and supporting individuals in their educational pursuits through the EOS-HFC STEM partnership, which promotes diversity within the STEM fields.
EOS has focused its attention on significant barriers to completion in higher education for students attending HFC, especially underserved populations including black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students enrolled in the School of STEM.
According to HFC, the funding seeks to provide financial support and eliminate obstacles to degree completion, and to serve as a significant asset for students who may need assistance financially and academically.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be a part of this initiative,” Tyler Leitow, a contracts specialist at EOS, said. “Earlier in my career, I taught business law at a community college, and I understand the many challenges community college students often face. I also know how capable and motivated they are. With this partnership, hopefully, we can help eliminate some of the financial barriers STEM students face, so they can better focus on their studies and successfully graduate.”
Details of the scholarships will be released in the near future.
“It has been a pleasure working with the EOS team to create opportunities that will last a lifetime for our students. Their gift will lighten the load for students who don’t need a handout, but a helping hand. I look forward to working with EOC on future student success projects,” said Shai James-Boyd, HFC Assistant Director of Advancement and Government Relations.
Glynn Fletcher, President of EOS North America, was happy to be able to provide the funds to the school.
“At EOS, we are very committed to provide support to underrepresented scholars in STEM fields. On behalf of the entire EOS organization, I am delighted that we can be part of this initiative and look forward to expanding our relationship with HFC and the School of STEM.”