Ascend Efficiency Supplies’ Cantonment web site has introduced a $50,000 contribution to an endowment established by former workers from Monsanto and Solutia.
Earnings from the endowment can be given within the type of scholarships to assist college students who’ve demonstrated an curiosity within the fields of chemical engineering or healthcare, who have proven a devotion to lecturers, and who’ve a necessity for monetary assist. Choice will even be given to college students who’ve an affiliation with Monsanto, Solutia or Ascend and to present Ascend workers attending faculty to boost their job abilities.
“Our Cantonment web site has been a proud member of the Pensacola and surrounding neighborhood for over 50 years. Generations of households have constructed their careers right here. The Ascend-Monsanto-Solutia Endowed Scholarship offers us an opportunity to assist the subsequent legacy of workers,” mentioned Matthew Stewart, senior web site director at Ascend’s Cantonment web site.
The endowment was established in 2019 by a bunch of retired workers from Monsanto and Solutia, the businesses who owned and operated the Cantonment web site from 1953 till 2009. Ascend bought Solutia’s nylon property in 2009 and continues to function the Cantonment web site at the moment.
The endowment contribution matches that of the preliminary funding quantity from the group in 2019.
The Solutia/Ascend faculty endowment is open for added contributions which may help the funds develop. Anybody wishing to make such a contribution ought to contact the Pensacola State Faculty Basis and request data for the Ascend-Monsanto-Solutia Endowed Scholarship.
The Chemstrand, Monsanto and Solutia corporations grew right here and have significantly contributed to our neighborhood. That progress was completed hand-in-hand with Pensacola Junior Faculty/Pensacola State Faculty. Our group desires to go away a legacy of assist to the scholars at PSC, in recognition of our lengthy relationship with the faculty,” mentioned Gerald McArthur, chairman, Affiliation of Monsanto-Solutia Retirees.
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