About the Hach Scientific Foundation Endowment
Clifford and Kitty Hach, founders of the Hach Company, established the Hach Scientific Foundation in 1982 to encourage students to pursue chemistry at the undergraduate level. Two decades later, the Foundation narrowed its focus in response to the high demand of chemistry education at the secondary level. The new direction resulted in three programs: the Land Grant Scholarship Program for undergraduate chemistry majors seeking a high school teaching career; the Second Career Teacher Scholarship Program for career chemists to become teachers; and the High School Chemistry Grant Program to support high school chemistry teachers in improving the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms.
In January 2009, the Hach Scientific Foundation transferred its assets to ACS. ACS now administers the scholarship and grant programs while retaining the foundation’s spirit and tradition.