You supported me through college
“I would not be where I am today without the help of all of you and the scholarship money you were able to supply … (It) was one of the only things helping me to achieve my college degrees. What I am most grateful for, however, is how the ACS Scholars Program never gave up on me. Without this program and without the people who work to keep the program alive, I would not be where I am right now. I do not have any words that could fully demonstrate the gratitude I have for the program … I want you to know that what you are doing matters a lot and you may not know if you are helping to pay the tuition of a future Nobel Prize winner or just a student who has a dream of one day being a chemist.”
– Former ACS Scholar and current Junior Chemist at Calloway Labs
You helped me to select a great career
"I still remember my first project, Determination of manganese in meteorites using spectrophotometry. Before I started, I had no clue what half of those words meant. With my mentor’s guidance and patience, I successfully understood and performed each of my projects. I strengthened my chemistry, mathematical, computational, critical thinking and communication skills. It was a challenging experience where I was able to input my thoughts and ideas. This helped me decide that Chemical Engineering would be the best fit major for me. I owe it to Project SEED for helping me to select a great career.”
– Former Project SEED student and current Intel employee
You inspired me to study chemistry
“In high school I was involved in Project SEED and ever since then I have loved chemistry. I am a current ACS Scholar at Seton Hall University and have been on the Dean’s list since freshman year. Coming from a single parent household and also first generation to attend college, I did not know how I was going to make it through the financial obstacle. Thankfully there are individuals like you who truly care and give back to help students reach their desired goals.”
– Former Project SEED student and current ACS Scholar
You fostered green chemistry education in schools
“As a chemistry teacher, I was privileged to attend the ACS Green Chemistry Workshop, learning some important green chemistry principles, and even more importantly, establishing new networks with professionals from throughout the country … It is also wonderful to see the investment in educating future employees. Most people would agree that green chemistry is environmentally and economically good business. Thank you for encouraging and fostering that change in our nation’s schools as well.”
– High School Chemistry Teacher
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