Donate to Project SEED
Project SEED offers bright, economically disadvantaged high school students the rare opportunity to perform college-level research under the supervision of a volunteer scientist mentor and receive a stipend provided by ACS and donors.
Mentors oversee just one or two SEED students, giving them individualized attention and offering guidance on education and career plans. Students write research reports and present their findings at scientific meetings, helping them gain confidence, networking experience, and further insight into scientific careers.
Open Doors to Higher Education
After this pivotal experience 90% of the students surveyed planned to pursue higher education. Project SEED alumni are process engineers, chemistry teachers, chemical engineers, pharmaceutical executives and sales representatives, as well as other contributing members of a more scientifically-literate society.
More about Project SEED
- David Chavez: Planting the Seeds for Future Generations of Scientists
- Dr. Christine Sit: A Project SEED Success
- Alexandra Severino shares her story in the Project SEED video
- Project SEED Blog at Duquesne University
Project SEED stipends range from $2,500 to $3,000. Donors may contribute all or part of a single stipend; pledge a renewable stipend; or sponsor several stipends.