Starter Grants for Two-Year Colleges
ACS student chapters are a great way to engage college students of all backgrounds and majors. From outreach to study groups to chemistry-themed events, members participate in a wide range of activities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for successful careers.
Two-year colleges are eligible for starter grants to support the formation of a new ACS student chapter or the reactivation of an inactive chapter at their institution. The $300 grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants throughout the year.
To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:
- The grant must be used for the development of a new ACS student chapter at a two-year college or the reactivation of an inactive chapter at a two-year college. Although new chapters are encouraged to partner with existing chapters, the starter grants cannot be used to support activities of existing chapters.
- A faculty advisor must be identified. The faculty advisor can be any faculty member of any rank and must be an ACS member in good standing.
- A complete application packet must be submitted.
Please note: receipt of a starter grant does not activate your chapter. You must still complete the charter application process.
How to Apply
Please have the following information available:
- Institutional contact information and Employer Identification Number (EIN): the EIN can usually be obtained from your institution’s accounting or fund-raising office.
- Personal and faculty advisor contact information: contact information will be used only for communication regarding the starter grant.
- Your institution’s student club policy
- Proposed budget for starting the ACS student chapter
- Proposed timeline for formation or reactivation of the ACS student chapter
Materials do not need to be detailed, but they should be complete.
- Austin Community College (Austin, TX)
- Camden County College, Blackwood Campus (Blackwood, NJ)
- Carroll Community College (Westminster, MD)
- Cerro Coso Community College (Ridgecrest, CA)
- Dallas County Community College District-Mountain View College (Dallas, TX)
- Highland Community College (Highland, KS)
- Imperial Valley College (Imperial, CA)
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Rochester, NY)
- Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA (Annandale, VA)
- Pima Community College, East Campus (Tucson, AZ)
- Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
- State Fair Community College- Sedalia (Sedalia, MO)
- Yakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
- Big Bend Community College (Moses Lake, WA)
- College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
- Craven Community College (New Bern, NC)
- El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
- Kankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
- Moorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
- Northwest Shoals Community College (Phil Campbell, AL)
- Pellissippi State Technical Community College (Knoxville, TN)
- Peninsula College (Port Angeles, WA)
- Pasadena City College ( Pasadena, CA)
- San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
- Stark State College (North Canton, OH)
- State University of New York–Adirondack (Queensbury, NY)
- Wallace Community College (Dothan, AL)
- Atlanta Metropolitan College (Atlanta, GA)
- Brunswick Community College (Supply, NC)
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Cincinnati, OH)
- Cleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN)
- Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, MS)
- Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)
- Eastern Oklahoma State College (Wilburton, OK)
- Houston Community College—NW (Houston, TX)
- Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, SC)
- University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley (Menasha, WI)
- Valencia College (Orlando, FL)
- Wilbur Wright College (Chicago, IL)
- Georgia Perimeter College (Dunwoody, GA)
- Hudson Valley Community College (Troy, NY)
- San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
- Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
For more information or to start an ACS student chapter at your two-year college, email the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office or call 1-800-227-5558, ext. 4565.