Student Chapter Award

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient International, Student
Category Community Recognition
Amount-
DeadlineMay 27, 2022
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Purpose

To provide national recognition for ACS student chapters on the basis of their programs and activities.

Description

Awards available to student chapters are Outstanding, Commendable, and Honorable Mention. Chapters can also apply to the Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award.

Student chapters participate in setting goals, chapter development, service and outreach, and professional development. Student chapters that receive an award are recognized during a ceremony at the ACS Spring Meeting.

Eligibility

All student chapters that submit a report for the academic year will be considered.

Deadline

Late May to early June

How to Apply

Submit a chapter report detailing events, including pictures, flyers, and additional materials, submitting a detailed budget, and answering the report questions.

Judging Process

A panel of faculty advisors review the reports based on criteria and considerations and provide feedback on how to make the chapter more successful.

Notification

Student chapters will be notified in September about their awards via email to the faculty advisor. The awards will also be available in the Student Chapters Online portal.

Sponsor

Society Committee on Education (SOCED)

Recipients

For the 2020-2021 academic year, SOCED awarded 49 chapters outstanding, 72 chapters commendable, and 86 chapters honorable mention.

Contact Information

ACS Student Chapters: undergrad@acs.org
ACS International Student Chapters: isc@acs.org

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