Science scholarships available for minority students from the American Chemical Society

November 18, 1999

Minority college and university students who plan to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society.

Under the ACS Scholars program, one-year scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, for amounts up to $2,500. Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 750 students have received scholarships.

The program encourages African-American, Hispanic and American Indian students to pursue college degrees and careers in the chemical sciences. It aims to build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science, and helps students acquire the skills and credentials they need to succeed in these areas.

The deadline for applying for the 2000-2001 academic year scholarships is February 15, 2000. Application forms can be downloaded from the American Chemical Society web site at www.acs.org/minorityaffairs; obtained by calling the Society toll free 1-800-227-5558, ext. 6250; or by sending a request via e-mail to scholars@acs.org.
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A nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. www.acs.org

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