Women Chemists Committee Overcoming Challenges Award
Award at a Glance
To recognize an individual* undergraduate for her efforts in overcoming hardship to achieve success in chemistry.
*This includes women (both cis and trans) and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB). For more information regarding the gender inclusive language used in this document, please visit the ACS Inclusivity Style Guide.
One award is offered annually. The awardee receives a monetary prize of $250 and up to $1,000 for travel expenses to attend the ACS Fall Meeting. The awardee is presented with a plaque and recognized at the WCC Luncheon at the fall meeting.
Applicant must be an individual* undergraduate currently enrolled in a two-year chemistry-related program or pursuing a major or minor in a four-year chemistry program at a school that does not grant doctorates in chemistry. Applicant must have completed one semester of college-level chemistry.
Applicant must demonstrate that she has overcome hardships (economic, personal, or academic) in pursuit of her education.
Applicants are reviewed on:
- Grades from the previous two semesters (not cumulative grade point average)
How to Apply
Application packages must include:
- A letter of request for the award including: full name; address; telephone number; email address; and, explanation of the hardships that the applicant has overcome and her current successes
- One letter of recommendation
- School transcripts (official or unofficial)
*Individual = this includes women (both cis and trans) and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB). For more information regarding the gender inclusive language used in this document, please visit the ACS Inclusivity Style Guide.
ACS Committee on Women Chemists
American Chemical Society
Women Chemists Committee
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036