ACS Scholars Program
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* 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.
Recipients receive national recognition and scholarship stipends in the following amounts:
- $2,500 for freshmen
- $3,000 for sophomores
- $5,000 for juniors and seniors
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.
The Selection Committee reviews all applications to determine the best overall applicants. The highest-rated students are selected as scholarship recipients.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, career objective, financial need, leadership ability, participation in school activities, and community service.
Applicattions are submitted via the ACS website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html
- General Academic Funding
- First-year Undergrads
- Second-year Undergrads
- Third-year Undergrads
- High Financial Need
- Historically Excluded/Underrepresented
- US Citizen
- US Permanent Resident
ASU Nomination required