FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 23, 2018

Scholarships for minority students in the chemical sciences are available during year long celebration of scholarship alumni

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2018 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is announcing the availability of its annual renewable scholarship for minority students. Previous winners will be featured during a year long promotion of ACS Scholar Alumni, sponsored by ACS President Peter K. Dorhout, Ph.D. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society.

The renewable scholarship ranges between $1,000 and $5,000 per year for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students majoring in chemistry-related disciplines at accredited community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply.

Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, chemical engineering and chemical technology. Scholarship applications must be completed by March 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year. Applications can be submitted online at the ACS Scholars Program website, Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or by emailing

The ACS Scholar Alumni promotion is the brainchild of Dorhout, a long-time advocate for the ACS Scholars Program. Each week, two or more alumni will be featured on the ACS Scholars website with a full profile of their career paths since receiving their scholarships. This celebration of ACS Scholar Alumni is intended to increase the profile of the program for potential applicants; current and future donors; and current and future mentors, volunteers and supporters.

The ACS Scholars Program is generously supported by:

Founding Partner $1 million+

PPG Industries

Benefactor $1 million

Procter & Gamble

Visionary Partners $500,000

  • 3M
  • The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
  • GlaxoSmithKline

Sustaining Partners $250,000

  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund
  • BASF
  • Dow Corning
  • DuPont
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Schering-Plough
  • Société de Chimie Industrielle

Partners $100,000

  • Air Products
  • AstraZeneca
  • Chemical Marketing & Economics Group, ACS NY Section
  • Celgene
  • Covestro
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Pfizer
  • Xerox

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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