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The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program will award approximately 100 scholarships to minority undergraduate students pursuing four-year degrees in the chemical sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and environmental science). These scholarships are for up to $2,500 for first-year students and $3,000 for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

The application deadline is March 1 annually. For an application or other information, visit

To qualify, candidates must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian U.S. citizens or permanent resident of the U.S.; high academic achievers in chemistry or science (3.0 or better); and able to demonstrate evidence of financial need. Students planning careers in medicine or pharmacy are not eligible.

The application form and other information is available by calling (800) 227-5558 ext. 6250 or by emailing For answers to more specific questions, contact Robert Hughes, program manager, at An application is also available in the Office of Financial Aid, 107 Markle Hall.

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