Illinois Chemical Education Foundation: Undergraduate Scholarship

Undergraduate scholarship for chemistry students who are Illinois residents.

The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF), administered by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), 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.

See the opportunity website for more information.

Application Process: 

Please submit the following information postmarked no later than Friday, March 5, 2022, and received no later than Wednesday, March 10, 2022.

  • 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.
Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Winners will be notified by mail. The ICEF Scholarship Awards will be presented at our 65th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. Be sure to include a return address and a contact telephone number with your application!