Financial Aid for Two-Year College Chemistry Students

Two-year colleges may be less expensive than four-year colleges, but that doesn’t make them cheap. Your first stop should be your college’s financial aid office. The financial aid office will know what scholarships and loans are available through the college. The office will also help coordinate whatever financial aid you do obtain.

Here are some other resources that may help you find the financial aid you need.

ACS Resources

  • ACS Scholars
    Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students studying chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology, and chemical technology
  • ACS Rubber Division Scholarships
    Scholarships for students pursuing a career in the chemistry of elastomers (Note: you must be transferring to a four-year institution to be eligible.)
  • Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
    Scholarships for women pursuing careers in chemistry and related fields (Note: you must be transferring to a four-year institution to be eligible.)

Government Resources

Other Resources

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund*
    Scholarships targeted for Latino students
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation*
    Scholarships for transferring students
  • Phi Beta Kappa*
    Multiple scholarship opportunities for members at two- and four-year institutions
  • Single Stop USA*
    Financial and legal advice for low-income students

Student Travel Grants

Want to present at an ACS meeting but don’t know how to pay for it? See if your ACS local section offers travel grants, or look below for other travel grants and awards.

  • AGRO Education Awards Student Travel Grants
    Competitive grants awarded to students who present with the Agrochemicals Division at ACS National Meetings
  • BIOT Student Travel Subsidy
    Need-based grants awarded to students who present with the Biochemical Technology Division at ACS National Meetings
  • I. M. Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for Undergraduate Students
    Competitive grants awarded to students who present with the Analytical Division at PittCon or ACS national meetings
  • DIC Student Travel Award Program
    Competitive grants awarded to students who present with the Inorganic Chemistry Division at ACS national meetings
  • DOC Student Travel Awards
    Competitive grants awarded to students who present with the Organic Chemistry Division at ACS national meetings
  • Overcoming Challenges Award
    Competitive award from the ACS Women Chemists Committee recognizing a woman undergraduate from a two-year or four-year institution for her efforts in overcoming hardship to achieve success in chemistry
  • PETR Student Travel Award
    Competitive grants awarded to students who present petroleum chemistry research in any technical division at ACS national meetings

* These resources are external to ACS and are provided for informational purposes only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.

Contact Us

Is there a financial aid resource ACS should know about? Contact the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges at 2YColleges@acs.org or 1-800-227-5558, ext. 6108.