ACS-Hach Programs

Over $2.5 million in scholarships and grants are awarded to 200+ high school chemistry teachers annually.

The ACS-Hach Programs provide financial support to future and current high school chemistry teachers throughout the United States. From completing teaching credentials to obtaining support for classroom resources, chemistry teachers can count on ACS-Hach Programs to help them advance chemistry education for their students.

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For Future High School Chemistry Teachers


ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship

Awarded to recent graduates and graduate students with limited work experience and an interest in becoming secondary chemistry teachers.


ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

Provides financial support for chemistry professionals to obtain a masters degree in education or teacher certification in chemistry.


ACS-Hach Land Grant Teacher Scholarship

Provides financial support to obtain a chemistry undergraduate degree and chemistry teaching credentials at one of our 72 partner institutions.


For Current High School Chemistry Teachers


ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant

Funds resources, activities, and laboratory equipment for the high school chemistry classroom.


ACS-Hach Professional Development Grant

Funds professional development experiences for secondary chemistry teachers.

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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:

  • Land Grant Scholarship Program - For undergraduate chemistry majors seeking a high school teaching career
  • Second Career Teacher Scholarship Program - For career chemists to become teachers
  • 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.

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