ChemClub Student Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 31, 2023

The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) is offering a scholarship for eligible students participating in the High School ChemClub Program. This scholarship is awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please review the eligibility criteria and application requirements below:


  • You must be a current high school senior, graduating in 2023 and planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college located in the United States, starting in Fall 2023.
  • You must be an active student member of a Chartered ChemClub Program (meaning that your Club is registered as an ACS ChemClub for the 2022-2023 school year.)
  • You must plan to pursue a major in a STEM field. This can include, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material science, food science, forensic science, etc.


  • Complete the online application below by March 31, 2023.
  • Your ChemClub teacher advisor must complete and submit a recommendation form. This form will be automatically generated and sent to your advisor during the application process. *Note that you will be asked for the name and email address of your ChemClub teacher advisor. It's a good idea to notify your ChemClub advisor about your intent to apply for this scholarship before you complete the application, so that they expect an email from us with completion instructions. The deadline for teacher-advisors to complete the recommendation form is April 10, 2023.
  • An electronic copy of your high school transcript (official or unofficial) must be sent to us directly by your school (this could be from a guidance counselor or school administrator).  You can ask the appropriate school official to send it to or if your high school uses an online transcript service to send official transcripts, it can be sent to the same email address. This must be received by April 10, 2023.


The selection committee will award scholarships based on the following considerations:

  • Academic achievement.
  • A strong and clear ability to share about the impact of your ChemClub experience, as well as your future education and career goals. 
  • A recommendation from your ChemClub Teacher Advisor that confirms your interest in chemistry (and/or STEM fields) and your strengths as a student, as well as your participation, commitment and leadership in your ChemClub. 
Feel free to print or otherwise save these instructions for future reference. Note that you can save your progress and come back later to finish by creating a login and password. When returning to this page, be sure to login first to pull up your application to access saved responses.

*All scholarship applicants will be notified by May 25th, 2023.

Important Note: Scholarship funds will be distributed directly to the school that the student scholarship recipient will attend in the fall of 2023. The timing of this process may vary depending on the specific institution.

Save & Return

You can choose to create an account if you would like to start the application, and return at a later time to finish it. This is not required.
By checking the box, you verify that you are eligible for the ChemClub Scholarship and understand the application requirements. *

Demographic Details

Gender (Note: The American Chemical Society does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.) *
Preferred Pronouns *

ChemClub and High School Experience

Does your high school have a chartered ACS ChemClub for the 2022-2023 school year? *
How many years of your high school career have you participated in the ChemClub program? *
Did you serve in a leadership capacity in your ChemClub? (Example: Club President, Officer, etc.)
Indicate which of the following science classes you have taken during high school (select all that apply) *

College Plans

What type of College/University do you plan to attend? Select all that apply: *
Have you decided on (and been accepted to) the school that you will attend in the Fall of 2023? *

Essay Question

A strong essay response will have a complete and thoughtful answer that is grammatically correct. We encourage you to work on your essay in a separate word processing program (such as Microsoft Word) prior to completing the essay question in the application. Please take your time to form your response and note that your response should not exceed 1000 words.

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ChemClub Teacher Advisor Recommendation

As part of this application, your ChemClub teacher advisor must complete and submit a recommendation form. (This form will be automatically generated and sent to your advisor). It's a good idea to notify your ChemClub advisor about your intent to apply for this scholarship so that they are aware of this requirement and expect an email from us with completion instructions. Teacher-advisors must complete the recommendation form by April 10, 2023.

Complete the following information:

ChemClub Teacher Advisor:

Confirmation and Final Submission

Before submitting this application, please make sure all fields have been filled out correctly and that you are satisfied with your answers. 
By selecting "I Agree" below and submitting this application you are attesting that this application was completed by the applicant, and that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Once submitted, a copy of your responses will be emailed to you and your ChemClub Teacher Advisor will receive an email with directions on how to submit your recommendation. *