Belle Chemical Company rolled out its new annual scholarship program to support Kanawha County students in post-secondary learning on Monday at Carver Career and Technical Education Center.
Company officials were on hand with leaders from Kanawha County Schools and the Town of Belle to launch the Belle Chemical Scholarship Program to offer $500 scholarships for eligible students pursuing STEM-related degrees at accredited universities or community colleges in West Virginia.
JoLena Broussard, Senior Corporate Affairs and Communication Advisor at Belle Chemical Company told 580-WCHS that the company focuses on workforce development.
“We definitely want to make sure we hire locally. It’s about getting these kids now who are interested in going into a STEM field and could be potential employees to Belle Chemical in the future. We want to make sure we’re helping them along the journey any way we can,” she said.