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Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship Established to Assist Minority Students in STEM Studies

Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Mary Kay partner to fund scholarships for under-represented minority students pursuing STEM disciplines related to cosmetics and personal care industry.

As a decades-long leader and innovator in skin science research, Mary Kay is teaming up with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists to fund the first Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship in 2021.

The Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship was established to honor Walker, the first female, self-made millionaire who made her fortune by developing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for Black women.

Students who identify as an underrepresented minority and are pursuing higher education in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology are invited to apply for one of two $5,000 scholarships.

In addition to the scholarships, Society of Cosmetic Chemists will provide each awardee with a $250 travel voucher, one (1) night’s accommodation, and a complimentary full access registration to attend the SCC 75th Annual Meeting & Showcase, December 14-15, 2021 to be presented with the scholarship at the Awards Breakfast.

Mary Kay and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists are committed to providing opportunities for all to pursue their dreams as part of their on-going diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Madam C.J. Walker
Mary Kay and Society of Cosmetic Chemists partner to establish the Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship for minority students