Are you a minority student who is interested in studying chemistry? The American Chemical Society is now accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors.
Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2009, for the 2009-2010 school year.
Students must plan to major in or already be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science, and they must plan to pursue a career in the chemical sciences. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on college level and economic need.
For additional details and an online application form, visit www.acs.org (then click "funding and awards" and then "acs scholars") or call 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACS established the Scholars program in 1995 to attract underrepresented minorities to the chemistry field and to build awareness of the many opportunities for a career in chemistry. In addition to financial support, the program provides mentoring and research and networking opportunities that help students acquire the skills and credentials needed for a successful career
To date, 95 percent of the students accepted into the ACS Scholars program have received an undergraduate degree, 80 percent in a chemical science.