Project SEED Scholarships

About the Scholarship

"Project SEED influenced my education and career plan by opening my eyes to the possibilities of lab work. I grew professionally during the project, as I learned a great deal about ethics in science, how to work in a lab environment, the importance of meeting deadlines, and the importance of thorough data collection. The project helped me understand that I have potential as a chemist. I am planning on pursuing an analytical chemistry degree and finding a career in the chemistry field. Project SEED completely changed my plans for my future, and I am thankful for that.”

Project SEED scholarships are nonrenewable and only awarded to first-year college students. Selection is based on achievement in school, success in the Project SEED program, financial need, and intended chemical-related field of scientific study.

The scholarships are intended to assist former SEED participants in their transition from high school to college and consist of up to $5,000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Project SEED College Scholarship, a high school must be a senior and have worked at least one summer at a science institute under the Project SEED program. Scholarships are restricted to students who plan to pursue in a chemical science or engineering field such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, materials science, or some other closely related major.

Project SEED College Scholarship Applications are to be submitted only by students who have participated in the Summer I or Summer II SEED program and who are entering their senior year in the fall.

How to Apply

Eligible students should submit the following by  DECEMBER 16, 2016:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (high school science teacher and ACS Project SEED mentor)

Mentor Recommendation. The letter from your mentor should include a description of the progress made on the research project, the applicant’s attitude toward research, aptitude and enthusiasm toward chemistry, and potential as a future scientist/professional in a chemical-related field. This letter may be provided by either your research mentor or by the individual (e.g., graduate student, post-doc, technician, etc.) directly supervising your research in the lab.

High School Teacher Recommendation. The letter from the high school teacher should include a description of the applicant’s enthusiasm and commitment toward a chemistry-related career, as well as their academic success.  The letter should also describe to the extent possible, the impact ACS Project SEED has had on the applicant.

  • 2016 FAFSA Web Submission Confirmation Page (Due January 31, 2016) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED
    (e.g. comments, abstracts, personal statements, resumes, references, etc.)

Send your documents via:

Mail

American Chemical Society
Project SEED Office
Room 833
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Email

Fax

(202) 833-7732 


Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information about the scholarship, contact projectseed@acs.org or call (800) 227-5558 ext. 4380

SangHo Jee

Old Mill High School, MD
Scholarship Recipient

I had the opportunity to develop as a professional and my career outlooks have changed due to Project SEED. Using the data from the research, I was able to present at the Project SEED symposium as well as the Mid‐Atlantic Soft Matter Conference at Georgetown. It was a valuable experience for me to be able to present my research in front of others. I was allowed to be a part of the research community and talk to those in it. Research as a career has been opened to me because I now have exposure and connections to people in the field. Now I’ll be able to research during my undergraduate studies as well as afterwards. The course of my life has been changed by Project SEED and the invaluable experience it gave me.”

Alexis Parks

Coconiro High School, AZ
Scholarship Recipient

"Project SEED influenced my education and career plan by opening my eyes to the possibilities of lab work. I grew professionally during the project, as I learned a great deal about ethics in science, how to work in a lab environment, the importance of meeting deadlines, and the importance of thorough data collection. The project helped me understand that I have potential as a chemist. I am planning on pursuing an analytical chemistry degree and finding a career in the chemistry field. Project SEED completely changed my plans for my future, and I am thankful for that.”