Donate to ACS Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program awards scholarships to talented undergraduates pursuing chemistry-related degrees. Recipients are from groups underrepresented in the field and selected on the basis of academic record, career objective, financial need, leadership ability, participation in school activities, and community service.

Distinguished from other scholarship programs, ACS Scholars are assigned a volunteer mentor and receive internship and networking opportunities essential to succeeding in the chemical sciences.

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ACS Scholars LaShanda Korley and Keith Reed share the influence of the program.

Proven Success

  • 90% of ACS Scholars earn baccalaureate degrees with 80% in the chemical sciences.

  • More than 52% of Scholars alumni chose to pursue advanced degrees, and half of those reached or are reaching for a Ph.D.

  • More than 200 former Scholars have completed a Ph.D. program. Of those, 36 have joined university faculty and 14 are currently in Post-Doc positions.

  • Scholars alumni work at companies such as Procter & Gamble, ExxonMobil, Merck, DuPont, and PPG Industries.

Current ACS Scholars

Zoom and select points on the map to see where ACS Scholars are currently studying. One Scholar is indicated by one point. Multiple ACS Scholars at one location are indicated by the number.

More about ACS Scholars

ACS Scholars Stories

Scholarships range from $2,500 for freshmen to $5,000 for seniors. Donors may contribute all or part of a single scholarship; pledge a renewable scholarship; or sponsor several ACS Scholars.

ACS is designated as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 53-0196572.

$5,000 provides a scholarship for a junior or senior
$   625 provides one month of financial support for a junior or senior
$   150 provides one week of financial support for a junior or senior

Support a Student

Provide direct scholarship support that is enriched through mentoring and internships.

More Than Just a Scholarship

Soon to be the first in her family to graduate from college, Melissa credits ACS with being a major factor in her success.