American Chemical Society Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

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

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (please see below for more details)
Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.
Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plant to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details)
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 or higher)
Eligible Categories:
In the application you should select the race/ethnicity that you MOST identify with; use the “Other” field to provide more context (for example your tribe, family’s country of origin if you know it, or other races you are mixed with)

Hispanic or Latino – A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American culture or origin, regardless of race
American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition
Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands that are U.S. territories
African-American/Black – A person having origins in any of the black, indigenous, racial groups of Africa
More than one race – A person having origins in more than one of the above racial categories.