DEARBORN –– EOS North America, Inc., a subsidiary of EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers – will donate $25,000 to the Henry Ford College School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.
The gift will be used to distribute immediate scholarship awards for students’ needs, and to establish an endowment for scholarship awards in subsequent years.
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 students enrolled in the School of STEM.
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.
More scholarship details will be released soon. While some of the funds will be expended for immediate needs, the endowment will help students succeed indefinitely. This is an investment in the future of STEM students.
“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.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be a part of this initiative,” EOS Contracts Specialist Tyler Leitow 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.”
EOS recognizes that discrimination and inequality continue to be problems in the United States. EOS is a private company in the business of advanced additive manufacturing, and its leadership team has been carefully considering societal events and their often disproportionate impacts on minority populations.
“At EOS, we are very committed to provide support to underrepresented scholars in STEM fields,” EOS North America President Glynn Fletcher said. “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.”