About the Scholarship

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award is organized by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. ACS focuses on advancing the chemistry enterprise in order to improve society's lifestyle using the full potential of Chemistry.
 

The  American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award evaluates the participants based on several factors, namely their educational background, future prospects, financial requirements, capabilities, social service background, etc.


How to Apply?

The documents required to be submitted to apply for the ACS Scholars Program are:

  • A completed application, which can be found on the official website of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • An official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation, one specifically from the student's chemistry instructor
  • A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • ACT/SAT report card
  • High-school transcript (if freshman)
  • Transcripts from all previous educational institutions (if transfer student)

The applications must be submitted online via the online portal.

The other required documents are expected to be mailed to the mentioned address on or before the deadline.


Scholarship Amount

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award provides a number of monetary rewards. the categoris are:

  • $2500 - Freshmen
  • $3000 - Sophomores
  • $5000 - Seniors

The awards are renewable. The number of awards varies each year.


Deadline Information

Submit the applications must be submitted online and the other mentioned documents must be mailed to the mentioned address on or before the deadline date of March 1, 2020.



Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility requirements to apply for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award are:

  • An African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian ethnicity

  • U.S. citizenship, non-citizen eligibility or permanent residence.

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  • Accredited university or community college full-time enrollment. 

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  • Be a high school senior, college freshmen, sophomore or junior graduate.

  • Current enrollment in a chemical engineering major, chemistry, biochemistry or any science related to chemistry, or current pursuit chemical technology degree program.

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