Michigan Chemistry Scholarships

MTU Engineering Scholars Program – Hemlock Semiconductor Scholarship

The Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides an opportunity for students to investigate careers in engineering and science. You will participate in engineering sessions, group projects, and special topic presentations with a diverse group of peers from all over the country and around the world. ESP provides a weeklong look at engineering careers in areas like mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials.

Hemlock Semiconductor will once again be offering 30 scholarships aimed at Midland, Saginaw, and Bay County students who have expressed an interest in STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) or have demonstrated scholastic success in those subjects. The scholarship will cover the tuition, boarding, and transportation to attend ESP.

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Anderson Development Company – Adrian High School and Lenawee County Environmental Scholarships

In order to help students pursue their dreams, Anderson Development Company sponsors a number of scholarships for graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing science and technology degrees. The deadline for two of these scholarships are approaching, so if you are interested and meet the qualifications, please get your applications in. The scholarships are funded by Anderson Development, but the Lenawee County Educational Foundation (LCEF) administers them, so please submit your applications to LCEF by following the links below by February 28, 2018.

Adrian High School Scholarship – one Anderson Development Company – AHS Scholarship for $1000 will be awarded to a graduating senior from Adrian High School who plans to study chemistry or engineering. Please click here for more information.

Environmental Science Scholarship – The Anderson Development Company Scholarship was established in 1998. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Lenawee County graduating seniors, who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. Please click here for more information.

ACS Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

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Project SEED Scholarship

Project SEED scholarships are nonrenewable and only awarded to first-year college students. Selection is based on achievement in school, success in the Project SEED program, financial need, and intended chemical-related field of scientific study.

The scholarships are intended to assist former SEED participants in their transition from high school to college and consist of up to $5,000.

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AIChE Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Education Scholarship 

To promote the vision of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) by offering financial support to high school seniors who wish to study and ultimately become professionals in the field of chemical engineering. The scholarship will reward past academic performance as well as school and community involvement. It is not strictly based on financial need. It is intended for a student who has demonstrated a high proficiency in core academic courses and who has a high probability of success at obtaining a chemical engineering degree.


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Minority Affairs Committee’s Scholarship Awards for Incoming College Freshman

The AIChE Minority Scholarship Award is presented to selected incoming college freshman annually. Applicants shall be required to be high school graduates during the current academic year and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander.

Applicants must plan to enroll during the current academic year in a four-year college or university offering a science/engineering degree. Students are encouraged to choose classes leading to a degree in chemical engineering. While students admitted for science and engineering degrees are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, preference will be given to students admitted into chemical engineering degree programs.


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Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2017, SWE disbursed approximately 233 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $715,000.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are notified when they are awarded, and are announced to SWE members in September.

All SWE Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend a school ABET-accredited programs. Undergraduate applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.


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ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of our 72 partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students are selected on the bases of chemistry aptitude, interest, and need. The selection process is administered by partner universities.

Scholars receive $10,000 per academic year for up to six years. Students must meet the award criteria to renew a scholarship. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses. The partner universities have oversight for the selection of scholars.

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ACS-Hach Pos-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship is awarded to recent graduates and graduate students with limited work experience and an interest in becoming secondary chemistry teachers.  Recipients must be pursuing a Masters degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher.

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Scholarship stipends (up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study) towards the completion of a Masters degree in education or secondary chemistry/science certification.*
  • Support and mentroing throughout their three year teaching commitment.

Scholarship stipends can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses and are renewable up to three years. Scholarships cannot be applied to expenses retroactively.

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ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing new careers as high school chemistry teachers.

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Scholarship stipends (up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study) towards the completion of a Masters degree in education or secondary chemistry/science certification.*
  • Support and mentoring throughout their three year teaching commitment.

The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses and are renewable up to 3 years. Scholarships cannot be applied to expenses retroactively.

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Michigan Rubber Group Scholarship

The Michigan Rubber Group currently is offering a scholarship for incoming college freshman. The Michigan Rubber Group, a Subdivision of the Rubber Division, ACS requires:

(1) Regular mail package containing the Scholarship Application, two Nomination letters, and essay to be mailed and postmarked no later than January 31st.
2. This Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming college Freshman with a “B” 3.0 or better academic average as shown in their unofficial High School transcripts.
3. Scholarship applicants must enroll in a fully accredited university or college in a country where Rubber Division, ACS has a resident subdivision or partner organization – currently USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil or India.
4. Applicants must have a major area of study in Polymer Science, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or any other technical discipline of relevance to the rubber industry.
5. This scholarship, with a single, non-renewable stipend of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), is applied to one academic year (fall and spring semester) and is to be used toward total tuition expenses. Checks are mailed directly to the college or university.
6. No scholarship winner will be an immediate family member of anyone involved in the administration of the scholarship program or the selection of its winners.
7. Scholarship winners will be introduced to the attendees of the Michigan Rubber Group March Technical Meeting.


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Western Michigan Chemistry Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships acknowledge outstanding Department of Chemistry students and provide assistance in their studies. These scholarships augment awards made to students supported by Western Michigan University, the Lee Honors College and the American Chemical Society. Scholarships are open to declared chemistry majors and are awarded on the basis of criteria listed for each specific scholarship.

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Western Michigan University Chemical and Paper Engineering Scholarships 


These scholarships are for students pursuing the energy management option within chemical engineering. The awards are typically given to juniors and seniors and are awarded on an annual basis. Award amounts are in $3,000 to $4,000 a year range.


These scholarships are available to chemical engineers minoring in paper or paper majors.  Scholarships are available only during semesters in which the student is taking a PAPR prefixed class. Award amounts are between $1,620 and $7,157.60 per semester. Applications must be made to the Paper Technology Foundation.


This scholarship started in the fall of 2006. This will be a nominal award (about $500). All chemical engineering students in good standing are eligible to apply, but only one or two awards will be given.


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Wayne State University Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences Scholarship 

The College of Engineering is fortunate to have a community of alumni and donors that help support deserving students with additional scholarships. Most of these undergraduate scholarships are targeted at students who have completed at least one term as an engineering student and demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, leadership and financial need. Although financial need is not required for all college scholarships, applicants are required to have a current FAFSA on file with the university financial aid office. Students falling under a special circumstances category prohibiting them from filing a FAFSA are still able to apply for scholarships.


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BluePay STEM Scholarship

Deadline date: August 16, 2019

Detailed description: Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay is continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words:

1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?

2.  What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?

3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?

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Barry Goldwater  Scholarship

By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

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NOAA Hollings Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

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AFCEA STEM Major Scholarship

For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, applicants will be considered for all AFCEA STEM Major scholarship opportunities for which they are qualified.  Applications will be accepted from current eligible undergraduate level students majoring in STEM fields that meet the mission of AFCEA (listed below), to include Cyber Security, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related disciplines.

Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year college students enrolled as sophomores or juniors full-time in a four-year college or university at the time of application.

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BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future.

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Masergy STEM Scholarship

Masergy is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students by providing two scholarships of $5,000 each to students demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study.

As an innovator in the tech industry, we understand the importance of the STEM fields and are advocating for the industry’s future leaders by assisting their efforts toward a degree.

Any student planning to attend or are currently attending a four-year accredited university in the United States with a major in a STEM field may apply. Masergy will grant a $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used toward their degree.

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HENAAC Scholarship

The goal of the Program is to increase the persistence to graduation among underrepresented and underserved STEM college students. The financial support of the HENAAC Scholars Programs helps these students focus on their coursework so they can graduate on time, enter a STEM profession, continue to serve as a role model for future generations, and secure the country’s place as the finest technological leader in the world.

The HENAAC Scholars Program awarded its first scholarship in 2000, thanks to the support of the Ford Motor Company. Since its inception, the HENAAC Scholars Program has shown tremendous growth and has distributed over $3,600,000 in educational grants to over 1,300 outstanding and deserving recipients. Today, the HENAAC Scholars Program offers three types of scholarships: Corporate/Government Sponsored Scholarships, Special Recognition Scholarships, and In Memoriam and Personal Tribute Scholarships.

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ASCO Engineering Scholarship

ASCO, a brand of Emerson, has been the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive flow control and pneumatics solutions for over 100 years. We are proud to offer our college engineering scholarship program aimed at rewarding exceptional undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering.

The award will consist of two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, $1,000 grants will be made to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an internship.

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Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

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Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

We launched the Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and become leaders in the field.

Each year, 10 scholarship recipients visit our headquarters in Palo Alto for a full-day workshop to learn about our work, see demos of our products, and meet Palantirians. All scholarship recipients are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education, and select participants are offered a Palantir internship.

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NDIA Michigan Chapter STEM Scholarship

The NDIA Michigan Chapter wants to encourage young people to become excited about Math and Science in order to make better informed career choices involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), for the betterment of our country. The Michigan Chapter is committed to support formal education in the sciences and policies to ensure a viable workforce in Michigan. The Chapter desires to award scholarships of up to $1,000 per recipient for competitive students currently planning to pursue STEM related disciplines for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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