Congratulations to Gabriella Smith, Gold Award Recipient from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and Kaitlyn Kanis, Gold Award Recipient from Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, for winning the inaugural Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship! In June, Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with the Alcoa Foundation to present the inauguralAlcoa Chuck McLane Scholarshipavailable to Gold Award recipients who completed projects in STEM.
The scholarship honors Chuck McLane, a retired Alcoa Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. McLane, a GSUSA Board member, championed this program in support of young women pursuing a STEM education. Concluding a 40-year career with Alcoa and Reynolds Metals Company, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation share McLane’s commitment to inspire girls, women, and other under-represented groups on the journey to STEM-related careers. Through 2017, Alcoa Foundation will provide $10,000 scholarships to two girls a year. In addition to financial support, an Alcoa employee will mentor the scholarship recipient during her freshman year of college.