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ACS Scholar Program Sponsors

Corporate Contributors

With documented results from the program’s first three years, ACS began to seek external funding to enlarge the pool of scholarship recipients.  Cumulative gifts since 1997 have reached the following levels:

Founding Partner $1 million + PPG Industries
Benefactor $1 million Procter & Gamble
Visionary Partners $500,000 3M, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and GlaxoSmithKline
Sustaining Partners $250,000 ACS Petroleum Research Fund, BASF, Dow Corning, DuPont, Merck & Co. Inc., Schering-Plough, and Société de Chimie Industrielle
Partners $100,000 Air Products, AstraZeneca, Celgene, CME ACS, Covestro, The Dow Chemical Company, Genentech, Gilead Sciences*, Pfizer, and Xerox

*Endowed an ACS Scholarship

Gifts from $2,500 to $99,000 have been received from more than 40 corporations and foundations, and individual ACS members have donated more than $1 million.


Endowment Founders

In addition to these generous contributions, ACS has established the ACS Scholars Program Endowment as a base of enduring support to encourage diversity in the chemical sciences well into the future. Individuals or corporations may create a named scholarship with a $100,000 contribution to the endowment.

Arindam Bose ACS Scholar Arindam Bose
Ronald Breslow ACS Scholar
Family and colleagues of Ronald Breslow
Bill and Mary Carroll ACS Scholar Bill and Mary Carroll
Matthew K. Chan ACS Scholar Matthew K. Chan
Gilead Sciences ACS Scholar Gilead Sciences
Diane Grob Schmidt ACS Scholar Diane Grob Schmidt
Gretchen R. Hall ACS Scholar Gretchen R. Hall
Carolyn Haynie and William Penn ACS Scholar Sharon Haynie
S. Allen Heininger ACS Scholars S. Allen Heininger
Madeleine Jacobs ACS Scholars Madeleine Jacobs and Anonymous Donor
Marjorie O. Leenhouts Scholarship for a Young Woman in College Majoring in Chemical Sciences Jim and Marjorie Leenhouts
Bruce E. and Cynthia A. Maryanoff ACS Scholar Bruce E. and Cynthia A. Maryanoff
E.G. Meyer Family ACS Scholars E.G. Meyer
Eli Pearce ACS Scholar Family and colleagues of Eli Pearce; the ACS New York Local Section
Barbara Rupple ACS Scholar Barbara Rupple
Catherine T. Sigal ACS Scholar Catherine T. Sigal
Joseph Vacca ACS Scholar Joseph Vacca

The Ernest Eliel ACS Scholars Travel Award was created in 2018 thanks to contributions from colleagues of Ernest Eliel.  These funds will be used to help current ACS Scholars attend ACS Meetings in order to present original research, network, and participate in professional development workshops and sessions.

Help Support the ACS Scholars Program


For more information on building a partnership with the ACS Scholars Program, contact Mary Bet Dobson at 800-227-5558 ext. 6210.

For more information

Phone: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250)
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ACS Scholars Program
1155 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036