October 8, 1999

Scholarships Awarded to Minority College Students for Studies in the Chemical Sciences

More than 285 minority students in 37 states have been awarded college scholarships to study chemistry, chemical engineering and related disciplines by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Less than one percent of the estimated 67 million African Americans, Hispanic Americans and American Indians living in the United States seek jobs in the chemical sciences. The ACS Scholars program encourages minority students to prepare for careers in the chemical sciences, including chemical technology.

The ACS Scholars Program awards one-year scholarships of up to $2,500. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need, and go to high school seniors and college students who are preparing for careers in chemistry.

Scholarship applications for the 2000-2001 school year will be accepted in November 1999. Information about the Scholars Program, including eligibility criteria and application procedures, is available on the Minority Affairs Internet web site: www.acs.org/pafgen/minority/maintro.htm. Potential applicants also can call 800/227-5558, ext. 6250.

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