ACS Scholar Program Sponsors

Corporate Contributors

With documented results from the program’s first three years, ACS began to seek external funding to enlarge the pool of scholarship recipients.  Cumulative gifts since 1997 have reached the following levels:

Founding Partner$1 million +PPG Industries
Benefactor$1 millionProcter & Gamble
Visionary Partners$500,0003M, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and GlaxoSmithKline
Sustaining Partners$250,000ACS Petroleum Research Fund, BASF, Dow Corning, DuPont, Merck & Co. Inc., Schering-Plough, and Société de Chimie Industrielle
Partners$100,000Air Products, AstraZeneca, Celgene, CME ACS, Covestro, The Dow Chemical Company, Genentech, Gilead Sciences*, Pfizer, WR Grace, and Xerox

*Endowed an ACS Scholarship

Gifts from $2,500 to $99,000 have been received from more than 40 corporations and foundations, and individual ACS members have donated more than $1 million.

Endowment Founders and Current Scholars

In addition to these generous contributions, ACS has established the ACS Scholars Program Endowment as a base of enduring support to encourage diversity in the chemical sciences well into the future. Individuals or corporations may create a named scholarship with a $100,000 contribution to the endowment.

Endowment Name


Arindam Bose ACS Scholar

Arindam Bose

Ronald Breslow ACS ScholarFamily and colleagues of Ronald Breslow
Bill and Mary Carroll ACS Scholar
Bill and Mary Carroll
Halley Merrell ACS ScholarMatthew K. Chan
Gilead Sciences ACS Scholar
Gilead Sciences
Diane Grob Schmidt ACS Scholar
Diane Grob Schmidt
Gretchen R. Hall ACS Scholar
Gretchen R. Hall

Carolyn Haynie and William Penn ACS Scholar

Sharon Haynie
S. Allen Heininger ACS Scholars
S. Allen Heininger
Madeleine Jacobs ACS Scholars

Madeleine Jacobs and Anonymous Donor

Joan M. Kaminski ACS ScholarsJoan M. Kaminski
Marjorie O. Leenhouts Scholarship for a Young Woman in College Majoring in Chemical SciencesJim & Marjorie Leenhouts

Bruce E. and Cynthia A. Maryanoff ACS Scholar

Bruce E. and Cynthia A. Maryanoff

E.G. Meyer Family ACS Scholar
E.G. Meyer
Eli Pearce ACS Scholar
Family and colleagues of Eli Pearce; the ACS New York Local Section
Barbara Rupple ACS Scholar
Barbara Rupple
Catherine T. Sigal ACS Scholar
Catherine T. Sigal
Joseph Vacca ACS Scholar
Joe Vacca

Ernest Eliel ACS Scholars Travel Award

The Ernest Eliel ACS Scholars Travel Award was created in 2018 thanks to contributions from colleagues of Ernest Eliel.  These funds will be used to help current ACS Scholars attend ACS Meetings in order to present original research, network, and participate in professional development workshops and sessions.

Ernest Eliel Travel Award Recipient Nia Harmon at the fall 2019 National Meeting with fellow ACS Scholars.
Ernest Eliel Travel Award Recipient Nia Harmon at the fall 2019 National Meeting with fellow ACS Scholars. Back row (From left to right): Zaria Alexander, Mason Stephenson, Joseph Pavelites II. Front row: Fabian Hernandez, Nia Harmon, Kathleen Lugo Charriez.

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