“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 firstname.lastname@example.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.