FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 18, 2022

ACS Scholars Program accepting applications through March 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups who are majoring in chemistry-related disciplines and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. To date, more than 3,500 students have received funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

In addition to providing financial support, the ACS Scholars Program pairs students with academic and professional mentors, provides access to internship experiences and offers conference travel awards.

Scholarship applications will be accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website through March 1, 2022, for the 2022-23 academic year. Eligibility requirements and application advice are available on the Scholars website and be sure to watch the webinar on the Scholars website for some important tips. Additional information is available by emailing

Watch this short video to meet just a few of the thousands of ACS Scholars alumni who credit the program for helping them launch successful careers.

The number of awards and award amounts are determined by school year, demonstrated financial need and available funding. Since 1997, the ACS Scholars Program has received $10 million in support from more than 70 corporations and foundations that have provided cumulative gifts ranging from $2,500 to over $1 million. In addition to these generous contributions, individual ACS members have donated over $1 million to the program and established 21 named scholarships through ACS Scholars Program endowments. For more information about corporate and individual giving, contact the ACS Office of Philanthropy at To make a donation, visit


The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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