Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


American Chemical Society Scholars Program

American Chemical Society
Attn: Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-6250      Toll-free: (800) 227-5558, ext. 6250      Fax: (202) 872-4361


To provide financial assistance to Native American and other underrepresented minority students who have strong interest in chemistry and a desire to prepare a career in a chemically-related science.


This program is open to 

  • college-bound high school seniors
  • college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors enrolled full time at an accredited college or university
  • community college graduates and transfer students who plan to study for a bachelor's degree
  • community college freshmen 

Applicants must be:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • American Indian. 

They must be majoring or planning to major in:

  • chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • other chemically-related fields, such as environmental science, materials science, or toxicology, and planning to prepare for a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. 

Students planning careers in medicine or pharmacy are not eligible.  U.S. citizenship or permanent residents status is required.  Selection is based on academic merit (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and financial need.

Financial data

Stipends range up to $3,000 per year


1 year; may be renewed

Additional information

This program was established in 1994

Number awarded

Approximately 100 new awards are granted each year


March of each year