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ACS Scholars Program

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards are given to qualified students. 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. The application deadline is March 1; the maximum awards amount is $5,000.


    • Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian

    • MUST Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

    • MUST 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

    • MUST 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

    • MUST Be planning a career in the chemical sciences

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