About the Scholarship

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

The  American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award program was established in 1995 to provide scholarship from historically underrepresented minority groups. The goal is to have the students 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. Each year the program receives approximately 600 scholarship applications, from which 100-120 scholarships are awarded. The 20 members of the selection committee award the scholarships based solely on academic merit, with awards ranging from $1,000-$5,000 per year

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award  Amount

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award program is providing an amount of $1000 to $5000 to the eligible students per year

The majority of the funding for the ACS Scholars program comes from the ACS itself, although some corporate and private donors contribute. In general, the current economic climate has made it difficult to attract potential donors. Because the ACS covers all administrative and overhead costs, all donations are used directly for student scholarships.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award  Application deadline

Submit the application before March 1, 2020, to make sure the initial reward and ensure that all the details are up to date. The application form will be available on ACS website


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be an African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, an eligible noncitizen or a permanent resident.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university or community college as a full-time student. 

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry or Science.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior, college freshmen, sophomore or junior graduate.

  • The applicant must be enrolled for doing a major in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry or any science related to chemistry, or to pursue chemical technology degree program.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a career in chemical sciences.