Dow Chemical, Kansas State Team Up For Diversity
The Dow Chemical Company has committed $1.5 million to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Dow/KSU Diversity Partnership.
“We are very grateful for Dow’s generous support of this partnership,” said Kansas State President Jon Wefald. “Supporting a broad base of diversity initiatives is key to our commitment to prepare our students to be productive citizens in an increasingly diverse society.”
The partnership was announced at a news conference at Kansas State earlier this month. The new initiative is an extension of the company’s existing funding of multicultural scholarships and programs in the College of Engineering. “Now, we are very pleased to establish a comprehensive diversity partnership with K-State that supports scholarships and program initiatives in three colleges and several other areas,” said Arnold Allemang, Dow’s executive vice president.
Including other initiatives, the Dow/KSU Diversity Partnership will:
l Fund scholarships for multicultural students in the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration
l Provide funding to the College of Engineering’s Multicultural Engineering Program and the Women in Engineering and Science Program
l Provide scholarship support to two Dow Diversity Scholars who will work on diversity initiatives with K-State’s office of diversity and dual career development, the K-State Tilford Group, the KSU Foundation and the K-State Alumni Association
Dow is a leading science and technology company headquartered in Midland, Mich. Their products include performance chemicals, performance plastics and agricultural products.
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