SC Johnson Donates $5.5 Million to Local Technical CollegeFebruary 12, 2021
SC Johnson, parent company of SC Johnson Professional, has donated US$5.5 million to Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The donation will be used to create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a new program designed to provide four-year scholarship opportunities to underserved communities in STEM-related career paths. A total of 18 scholarships will be awarded annually for the next 10 years to female students, underrepresented students of color, and low-income students who live within the Racine Unified School District and attend a high school within Racine County. The donation is the single largest contribution in Gateway’s history.
“Removing barriers to economic mobility for underserved people is key to the future strength of the United States,” said Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson CEO. “The high-demand fields chosen for these scholarships, like software development, electrical engineering, and cybersecurity, can create higher-paying jobs, provide long-term career opportunities for students and benefit our economy. We are pleased to be able to support Gateway in its efforts to do just that for people in our community.”
About SC Johnson Professional
Based in Racine, Wisconsin, SC Johnson Professional is a manufacturer of janitorial and sanitation cleaners. For more information, visit www.scjohnson-professional.com.