SC Johnson donated $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway), in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gateway will create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women, people of color and those with limited means access to STEM-related career fields. This gift marks the largest single donation to the college in its history. SC Johnson demonstrates a long-standing commitment to supporting education and underserved communities.
“Removing barriers to economic mobility for underserved people is key to the future strength of the United States,” said Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “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.”
Increasing access to STEM-related career fields
A total of 18 scholarships will be awarded annually for 10 years to students enrolling in the following programs:
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Engineering Technician
- IT-Data Analytics Specialist
- IT-Cybersecurity Specialist
- IT–Network Specialist
- IT-Web Developer
- IT-Software Developer
After completing their Gateway degree, students can enroll at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Carthage College or Concordia University Wisconsin to complete their bachelor’s degree.
“Education is the foundation for opportunity and economic prosperity,” said Bryan Albrecht, president and CEO of Gateway Technical College. “This amazing gift will light the path for many toward a rewarding career in science, technology and engineering. Fisk Johnson is a visionary with a warm heart for our community. Building on a pathway from high school through Gateway and on to the university, STEM Scholars will inspire future generations of youth to pursue their dreams of achieving a college degree.”
Learn more about the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway at Gateway Technical College.
About Gateway Technical College
Gateway Technical College delivers industry-focused education that is flexible, accessible and affordable for our diverse community. Gateway collaborates with communities in Wisconsin to ensure economic growth and viability. They provide education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students and employers.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products.