American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Provides up to $5,000 to encourage students from backgrounds underrepresented in chemistry and related fields.

ACS awards up to $5,000 in renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

Applications for the ACS Scholars Program are accepted from November 1 until March 31 of the following calendar year.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school seniors, first-, second-, and¬†third-year college students with a GPA of at least 3.0 and who are members of under represented (African-American, Hispanic, Native American) minority groups are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, or a similar field.

Note: Students planning careers in medicine or pharmacy are not eligible to apply.

If you have questions about the program or the application process, please e-mail or call (800) 227-5558 ext. 6250.

Application Process

First-year applicants should request a supplemental letter from their College Adviser or other appropriate person who can describe the College's general education requirements.

Students interested in scholarships for chemistry should read the Chemistry Department web page and subscribe to the benzene email list host.

Faculty Contact

Facutly Name: 
Laurie Butler