Student Participation and Eligibility

Do you like science? Are you interested in learning what scientists really do in their laboratories? Find out how you can get exposure to chemistry, prepare for college, and learn about science career paths.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Project SEED program, you must meet specific academic and family income requirements, and demonstrate the potential to work in a chemical laboratory. A SEED program must be available in your location to participate. Applicants who are physically disabled are considered on the same basis as any other applicant and may not be discriminated against in any way.

Students entering their junior or senior year in high school and who have completed at least one high school chemistry course are eligible to apply.

Academic Requirements

Junior or senior in high school

Have completed a course in high school chemistry

Interested in science

Family Income Requirements

You must be recognized as economically disadvantaged to be considered for Project SEED. Preference is given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size.

How to Participate

If you are a high school student, have completed one year of high school chemistry, and your family meets the income requirements, you are eligible to participate in Project SEED.  

Interested students must contact the ACS Project SEED office for a SEED Sponsor in your area between February and May 2018.

Please call 1-800-227-5558 ex. 4380 or email


Project SEED Scholarships

Through the generosity of private corporations and individual donors, Project SEED participants are eligible to compete for a nonrenewable college scholarship. Scholarships are given to students who will major in a chemical science field such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, or materials science. The scholarships are intended to assist former SEED participants in their transition from high school to college.
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