ACS Scholars Program

Application is open now until March 1, 2019!  If you are eligible, apply soon!

Approximately $900,000
in scholarship funds are awarded to 350 students annually

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

*Number of awards and award amounts are determined by school year, demonstrated financial need, and available funding

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Featured Scholar Alumni

Felicia Burkes
Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Idemitsu Lubricants America

*ACS Project SEED, a summer research program for high school juniors and seniors, is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.  ACS Scholar Alumni with the logo are also Project SEED Alum. Visit the Project SEED website for more information about this program.


**ACS Scholar Committee members help to shape the long-term goals for the ACS Scholars Program and/or volunteer their time to review applications.  The committee is comprised of various professionals from industry, government, academia and more.  If you are passionate about the ACS Scholars Program and interested in volunteering on one of the committees, please let us know.

More than 300 Scholar Alumni have completed a Ph.D. program. Of those, more than 45 have joined university faculty.

More than 50% of ACS Scholar Alumni chose to pursue advanced degrees, and half of those have completed or in progress towards a doctoral degree.

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

Join the ACS Scholars community

Are you interested in ensuring the future of this program? It takes both students and donors to make it happen!  Consider applying if you are an eligible student pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  If you would like to donate to the ACS Scholars Program, please find more information below.


For more information

Dr. Racquel Jemison  |  Program Manager
Phone: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250)
Fax: 202-872-4361  |  Email:

ACS Scholars Program
1155 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036