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Chemical Society scholarships available for minority students
Jan 14, 2009 | 653 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) announced today that Hispanic, African American and Native Indian students in Congressional District 15 studying chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry or a chemically-related science are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the American Chemical Society Scholars Program. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on college level and economic need. Applications are now being accepted through March 1, 2009, for the 2009-2010 school year.

“These scholarships provide a wonderful opportunity for our area students who dream of pursuing a higher education and a career in chemistry,” Hinojosa said. “In turn, this opportunity will help prepare more students to answer the nation’s need for more scientists and engineers.”

Applications and instructions are available online at www.acs.org/scholars. Applicants with questions can email scholars@acs.org or call toll free 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250. The ACS scholarship program is aimed at attracting Hispanic, African American and Native American students who are high school seniors, or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Community college students are also encouraged to apply.

ACS, the world’s largest scientific society, began this scholars program in 1995 in an attempt to attract underrepresented minorities to the chemistry field and to build awareness of the many opportunities for a career in chemistry. To date, the ACS Scholars Program has awarded more than $10.8 million in scholarships to nearly 2,000 undergraduate students.
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