Undergraduate students can join one of the more than 1,000 ACS student chapters on college campuses in the U.S., to network with other students in the chemical sciences. Access awards and grants, and take advantage of the opportunity to present posters at special sessions that take place during ACS national and regional meetings.
Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
ACS sponsors a broad range of national, regional, and local section awards to recognize accomplishments and service to the chemical sciences and related disciplines that have helped advance and continue research to benefit humanity.
ACS also offers education and research grants as well as scholarships and fellowships that enable individuals to pursue careers in chemistry and work on important discoveries
Learn about special topics in chemistry, careers, graduate school, ACS student chapters, professional development, and other topics of interest to undergraduate students in the chemical sciences via the official ACS student member magazine.
Student Discount on Membership Dues
ACS offers special student rates for membership. Undergraduates can join for as little as US$28 in 2018 [without a Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) subscription].
Heading to graduate school? ACS offers a discount of 50% off regular membership dues for all graduate students.
Public Policy Fellowships
Science and technology are increasingly important in public policy. From environmental sustainability to homeland security, policy-makers routinely make decisions that require input from and have impact on the chemical community. Yet only five percent of the members of Congress have backgrounds in science and engineering, and scientists often lack the opportunity and expertise to successfully engage in the policy process.
The ACS Congressional and Science Policy Fellowship Programs are designed to address both these concerns. The programs provide a unique opportunity for ACS members to gain practical experience and insights into public policy by working on Capitol Hill or at ACS headquarters in Washington, DC.
Study Abroad Program
Scientists and engineers who can work effectively in an international setting are in demand. Studying abroad can make the undergraduate chemistry student more attractive to graduate schools, particularly if you conduct research or learn another language while overseas. Performing research duties in a new environment will also help enhance laboratory skills and provide the opportunity to learn more about the chemical sciences from an international perspective. Learn more here about study abroad programs for undergraduates.
Younger Chemists Committee
Take part in social, professional and networking opportunities relevant to the needs and concerns of early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields. Go to ycc.sites.acs.org to learn more.
ACS on Campus
Dedicated to helping students, post-docs, and faculty advance in their careers, ACS on Campus brings leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication, and career development to university campuses around the world. Students and faculty are invited to learn about topics such as scholarly publishing, SciFinder®, and how to find a job. Visit www.acs.org/acsoncampus for complete event details, plus online registration. The events are free, but registration is required.