ACS Scholarships Grants Program

ACS Scholarships Grants The ACS Scholarships Grants for minorities offers the ACS program for students that study chemical science and who are native American Indian, Hispanic or African-American. For 16 years, the ACS program has offered renewable scholarships to minority students who have plans to enter chemistry or chemistry related fields. These awards are worth $5,000 each (based on available funding and individual need) and are presented to students who are either graduating from high school or who are in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college. Students must be pursuing a degree in chemical technology or chemical science in order to qualify for the awards. Originally established in 1994, the ACS Scholars Program works to attract underrepresented minority students in the field of chemical science. The program was established by the National Science Foundation and continues to work toward building awareness of the rewards and value associated with career chemistry fields, such as engineering or chemical science field, such as chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, etc. At the same time, the program assists students in acquiring necessary credentials and skills for success. 
 Over the years, the ACS Program has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring , as well as the 1997 American Society of Association Executives Award of Excellence. These awards are made possible by the generous donations of numerous individual donors, organizations and corporations who have contributed more than $3.5 million to the ACS Scholars program. As the ACS program continues to grow and develop, an increasing number of corporate partners now offer summer research opportunities to eligible students. As a way of helping scholar recipients achieve success, the ACS Scholars Program also mentors to students. Mentors come from industry,

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