Scholarships for minority students in the chemical sciences available

(MGN Online)

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 yearlong 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.

ACS is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress that provides 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.


—Information provided by the American Chemical Society