Donate to ACS Scholars Program
The award-winning ACS Scholars Program encourages high-potential African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate degrees in the chemical and engineering sciences. The program provides scholarships, undergraduate research internships, and mentoring.
- 95% of ACS Scholars earn baccalaureate degrees with 80% in the chemical sciences.
- More than 46% of Scholars alumni chose to pursue advanced degrees, and half of those reached or are reaching for a PhD.
- There are more than 175 former Scholars confirmed PhD’s. Of those, 24 have joined university faculty and 14 are currently in Post-Doc positions.
- Scholars alumni work at companies such as Procter & Gamble, ExxonMobil, Merck, and PPG Industries.
More about ACS Scholars
- C&EN Profiles of ACS Scholars
- Julia James: High School in the Bronx to Rhodes Scholar at Cambridge
- Sylvester Mosley: Influence Will Stay for the Rest of His Career
- ACS Scholars Video: A History of Dreams Realized
- ACS Scholars Press Conference: Celebration of Success
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.
Mentor Dr. Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell (Texas Tech University) helped ACS Scholar Stephanie Pleasant land an internship to conduct research on determining the source of chemical threat agents.