Community Interaction Grant
Many studies point to the under-representation of minorities in the sciences. The Community Interaction Grant supports ACS Student Chapter projects and interactions that help improve the science learning experience of African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students, as well as economically disadvantaged students, in grades K-12.
ACS student chapters are eligible to receive up to $500 to support community interactions and projects. The ACS Undergraduate Programs Office awards ACS student chapters each year that provide K-12 minority students with enriched hands-on science activities and give ACS student members an opportunity to enhance their skills as future teachers and mentors.
The next Community Interaction Grant cycle will open Spring 2019.
To be eligible for a Community Interaction Grant, chapters must:
- Be a chartered ACS student chapter with active status
- Have obtained matching funds
- Must have submitted a final report for any Community Interaction Grant awards within the last 3 years
- Available only to domestic chapters (United States & Puerto Rico)
Your project should seek to:
- Actively involve K-12 students, their teachers, and/or parents in hands-on science activities, as this a critical time for children to learn and become enthusiastic about the chemical sciences.
- Enhance the involvement of your ACS student chapter in hands-on science education activities specifically targeting underserved minority children.
- Strengthen the network of your ACS student chapter to interact with ACS local sections and other community groups.