ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of our 72 partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students are selected on the bases of chemistry aptitude, interest, and need. The selection process is administered by partner universities.

Scholars receive $10,000 per academic year for up to six years. Students must meet the award criteria to renew a scholarship. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses. The partner universities have oversight for the selection of scholars.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at one of our partner institutions
  • Major in chemistry and complete educational program
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Express the intention to teach high school chemistry after graduation

How to Apply & Renew

Contact the partner institution for application and renewal details.


For questions and additional information, contact us at (800) 227-5558 ext. 6392 or

ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholars from Colorado State University with Bruce Hach
ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholars from Colorado State University with Bruce Hach (From left to right: Ethan Hill, Bruce Hach, Amanda Pluntze, and Benjamin Melzer)

Eligible Chemistry-Related Disciplines

  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Ceramic Science/
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Science/Engineering (must be chemistry-based)
  • Forensic Science/Chemistry
  • Food Science (not Nutrition)
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Materials Science or Petroleum Engineering
  • Nanotechnology or Nanoscience
  • Paper and Pulp Technology
  • Toxicology