Donate to Project SEED

Project SEED offers bright, economically disadvantaged high school students the rare opportunity to perform college-level scientific 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.

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Learn about the Project SEED research experience.

Open Doors to Higher Education with Your Donation

Project SEED students are from families with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 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.

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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.


ACS is designated as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 53-0196572.

Graphene Instead of Guarding

If it hadn't been for Project SEED, Julia Gensheimer, a Siemens Competition semifinalist, would have worked as a lifeguard during the summer. Read her interview.