ACS Resources for STEM Students

Interested in a STEM career? Whether in high school or grad school, we have  resources on scholarships and funding, tips on how to get ready for college, grad school and beyond, especially tailored for underepresented and minority students.  

Funding & Awards

Start a Project SEED Site (PDF)
Help high school students build their skills with real life experience in a lab and help them prepare for college.

ACS Scholars (PDF)
Scholarships for underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and who also intend to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields.

ACS Bridge Travel Awards (PDF)
Designed to defray travel costs to professional meetings for underrepresented minority groups

ACS National Awards (PDF)
Designed to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, to support research in chemical science and industry, and to promote the careers of chemists.


National Awards Call for 2022 Nominations (PDF)
Nominate a noteworthy chemist for a 2022 ACS National Award. Deadline: Nov 1, 2020


High School Students

US National Chemistry Olympiad (PDF)
Test your knowledge and skills in chemistry and compete with the most talented chemistry students in the US.

Project SEED (PDF)
A paid, hands-on, internship program for high school students working in a university, government or industrial lab. 

Undergraduate Students

How to Run a Successful Student Chapter  (PDF)
Tips on how to recruit and keep members, create successful acativities, get funding and more.

Undergraduate Programs Resources & Tools (PPTX)
Information on scholarships, career preparation and consulting and networking opportunities.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Resources and Programs (PDF)
Information on schollarships, internships and other ACS programs to help you in college and grad school

Going to Graduate School

Graduate School Reality Check (PDF)
Get tips and strategies from faculty and grad students to prepare for graduate school.

ACS Bridge Program (PDF)
The ACS Bridge Program is an effort to increase the number of chemical science PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority students.

Graduate School Readiness & Professional Development Bootcamp (PDF)
A workshop for undergraduate students seeking to pursue graduate studies in the chemical sciences

Graduate Students

GP Chemist (PDF)
The Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist magazine focuses on career advice, wellness, lab life, fellowships, and other topics related to grad student and postdoc life.

Postdoc to Faculty Workshop (PDF)
A workshop for postdocs pursuing a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a four-year college or university.

ACS on Campus
ACS comes to your campus! Connect with world leaders in chemistry, publishing and research. Learn publishing directly from the ACS editors and get tips on how to advance your career.

Use the individual development plan designed specifically for graduate students and postdocs in the chemical sciences to explore potential careers, determine specific skills needed for success, and develop plans to achieve professional goals.

ACS Career Kick-Starter (PDF)
Preparing for a successful career after grad school

ACS Diversity Resources

ACS Diversity Programs (PDF)
Resources on diversity, inclusion and respect

Advancing Diversity in STEM Fields Requires Systemic Change
Promoting inclusion and diversity in STEM fields at the Cargill Foundation

Success Story in STEM
Meet Juan Carlos Ramos of HP, one of the chemists enabling the 3-D metal printing revolution

Community Outreach

National Chemistry Week (PDF) Promote the importance of chemistry in every day life through National Chemistry Week  

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
Communicate the work that chemists do every day for the environment through Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

Let’s Do Chemistry!
Learn and share research-based strategies and techniques to help you and your team share chemistry with your community and attain your outreach goals

Outreach Training Program (PDF)
Let ACS help you get started in community outreach and help prepare you for your next big event!


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