In keeping with the mission of the American Chemical Society "to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of the chemical enterprise and its practitioners," the Midland Section has endowed a scholarship fund to provide financial support to college students seeking academic degrees in the chemical sciences at colleges and universities in the Section's area. Since educational costs have risen faster than inflation, there is a constant need for monetary reinforcement to support academic pursuits. This endowed scholarship fund will help address this need.
Eligible students will be those majoring in a chemical science who are entering the sophomore, junior, or senior level of study. The size of the scholarship will be $1,000 or more, depending on the amount of available money in the scholarship fund. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the amount of available money in the fund.
The requirements for receiving a scholarship will be based on academic achievement and potential for contributions to the chemical sciences. Selection of scholarship recipients will be carried out by a Scholarship Awards Committee duly elected by voting members of the Board of Directors of the Section. Scholarships will be presented annually. The award recipients will be recognized at the Midland Section Science Education Awards banquet.
The endowment was initiated by the Section with The Midland Area Community Foundation at the threshold level of $5,000. The ultimate endowment goal is $100,000, which would enable the funding of five annual scholarships for the collegiate institutions in the Midland Section area.
For more information, contact Scholarship Chair Carol Keinath, firstname.lastname@example.org.