FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 04, 2016

Deadline approaching for minority students to apply for scholarships in the chemical sciences

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 – March 1 is the deadline for undergraduate minority students studying in chemistry-related fields to apply for renewable scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000 per year for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program awards scholarships to qualified students entering or already in community colleges and four-year institutions.  ACS accepts applications from graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

This program is about more than money.  ACS Scholars pairs students with academic and professional mentors to give them the opportunity to learn from those who have experienced similar challenges related to ethnicity. These relationships can span entire careers.

Applications are accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website

Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, ext. 6250, or by emailing

The program is also supported through the generosity of many individual donors, ACS local sections and ACS members, including more than 60 former ACS Scholars.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 158,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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