2020 Illinois Chemical Education Foundation: Undergraduate Scholarship

Undergraduate Scholarship for Chemistry students who are Illinois residents

2020 Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Open to all Future Chemistry, Chemical Engineers, Environnmental Engineers and High School Chemistry Teachers

The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF), administered by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CIC!), invites you to apply for a $2,000 Scholarship Award. ICEF presents a number of scholarship awards each year to Illinois residents at the undergraduate level. We welcome all applications for ICEF scholarships.


Application Process: 

Please submit the following information postmarked no later than Friday, February 21, 2020, and received no later than Wednesday, February, 26, 2020

  • Name, address (with zip code), email and telephone number only;· please have this on a separate sheet of paper
  • Official (must have college seal or be in separate envelope from the college with signature) college transcript including GPA with scale
  • Two letters of recommendation are required from instructors or professors in chemistry, physics, biochemistry or chemical/environmental engineering. The letter MUST be on official letterhead and signed.
  • A one-page essay on: "What is your major motivation for engaging in your current field of study, and why do you think that's important"
  • List of extracurricular activities, including community service, awards and accomplishments, and employment/work experience

The information should be put together in a complete packet and sent to:

ICEF/Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 
1400 E. Touhy Ave. 
Des Plaines, IL 60018 

Please Note: Only chosen applicants will be notified. 
Winners will be notified by mail. The ICEF Scholarship Awards will be presented at our 63rd Annual Scholarship Luncheon. Be sure to include a return address and a contact telephone number with your application! 

Additional information on the Scholarship Program and ICEF can be found on our website at https://www.cicil.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39:undergraduate-scholarship-application&catid=20:site-content&Itemid=131