ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship

Scholarship at a Glance

Recipient Student, Early Career
Category Professional Development,  Teaching
AmountUp to $6,000
DeadlineMay 1, 2024


To support recent graduates and graduate students with limited work experience and an interest in becoming high school chemistry teachers.


The ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship is awarded to recent graduates and graduate students with limited work experience and an interest in becoming secondary chemistry teachers. Recipients must be pursuing a Masters degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher.

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Scholarship stipends (up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study) towards the completion of a Masters degree in education or secondary chemistry/science certification.*
  • Support and mentoring throughout their three year teaching commitment.

Scholarship stipends can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses and are renewable up to three years. Scholarships cannot be applied to expenses retroactively.

Important Dates

Application Opens: February 1, 2024

Application Deadline: May  1, 2024

2023 Applicant Decision Date: July 14, 2024


To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a Bachelors degree or higher in chemistry or chemistry-related discipline 
  • Have less than one year work experience outside of obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees** 
  • Demonstrate an interest and commitment to becoming a secondary educator 
  • Be accepted into an education masters program or teacher certification program 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligible Chemistry-Related Disciplines

  • Agricultural Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry
  • Ceramic Science/ Chemistry/Technology 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Science/Engineering (must be chemistry-based)
  • Forensic Science/Chemistry 
  • Food Science (not Nutrition) 
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Materials Science or Petroleum Engineering 
  • Nanotechnology or Nanoscience 
  • Paper and Pulp Technology
  • Toxicology

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2024 to be considered for the 2024-2025 academic year. The application process will open on February 1, 2024.

Information for Current Scholars

View the acceptance and renewal requirements.

About ACS-Hach Programs

The ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship is part of ACS-Hach Programs. Learn about the other programs and how they support high school chemistry teachers at every step of their careers.

* Due to scholarship guidelines, scholarship stipends are distributed in equal installments two times per academic year. This may result in scholars receiving half of their total scholarship if they complete their program by the Fall semester.

** If you have more than one year of work experience, please consider applying for our ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship.


Related Opportunities

  • ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship Providing financial support for chemistry professionals to obtain a masters degree in education or teacher certification in chemistry.

  • ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Providing financial support toward a chemistry undergraduate degree and chemistry teaching credentials at one of ACS's 72 partner institutions.

  • ChemClub Student Scholarship Providing scholarships for eligable high school students participating in the High School ChemClub Program who are seniors in high school planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college located in the United States.

  • ACS Public Policy Fellowships Engaging elected officials and policymakers on science-related issues and educating scientists on how government works.