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Lubrizol pledges $2.2 million to Case Western Reserve University in latest community investment

Commitment includes funding for diversity scholarships, STEM programs and joint research

In a new commitment that broadens its long-standing collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, The Lubrizol Corp. has awarded the university a five-year, $2.2 million grant. The grant will support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships for diverse students, internship and co-op positions, and joint research, as well as other university programs that promote student research and women in science and engineering.

“Lubrizol’s founders, who all had close associations with Case [Western Reserve], believed education was critical for the growth of the individual and the business. We are proud to continue this tradition by supporting and growing STEM talent in our local communities, especially among underrepresented scholars,” said Julie Edgar, corporate vice president of innovation and chief sustainability officer at Lubrizol. “This commitment is multi-faceted to make sure we not only provide scholarship support, but also to ensure we are engaged and supportive of STEM students and faculty on an ongoing, multi-year basis through internships, sabbatical opportunities, guest lectures, innovation funding and program sponsorship.”

Built on the strengths of Case Western Reserve University and Lubrizol, research will be jointly developed in the areas of energy, human health, materials and sustainability—with an intent to potentially seed new projects and funding for projects that demonstrate commercial potential.

“We are always interested in finding ways that the Case Western Reserve community can engage more fully with the industrial sector,” said university Provost Ben Vinson III. “It is, along with our community and government partners, critical to the development of our students, our research endeavors and our innovation pathway. Working with the university’s Office of Corporate Relations, we are developing new strategies to deepen our industry collaborations that will include investment from our corporate partners to support programmatic areas across campus.”

During the last decade, Lubrizol and its Foundation have awarded grants totaling more than $10 million to support education initiatives in the communities where it operates, with the bulk of these funds directed toward Northeast Ohio.

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