ACS Scholars Program

American Chemical Society is pleased to offer the scholarship to minority students who want to enter the field of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply. The aim of the program is to help build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and assist students in acquiring skills and credentials needed for success. The Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000.

The mission of American Chemical Society (ACS) is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.


To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must:

  • Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, “B” or better)
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form
  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science or intending to or already pursuing a degree in chemical technology
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences

How to Apply:

Applying for the scholarship, the applicants must submit the on-line scholarship application form. The link is:

Award Amount:

Awards are as follows:

  • $2,500 for freshmen
  • $3,000 for sophomores
  • $5,000 for juniors and seniors

Application Deadline:

The application cycle begins November 1 – March 1 annually.

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