Chicago ACS Scholarships: Three Types

    Chicago ACS High School Scholarships

    The Chicago Section offers several scholarships to high school students in support of their college education. Every year in May, the High School Education Committee administers an exam to students nominated by their teachers, and scholarships are awarded based on their ranking in the results:

      • $5000 for First place
      • $3000 for Second place
      • $2500 for Third place
      • $1500 for Fourth place
      • $1250 for Fifth place

    In addition, we give scholarships for special purposes:

    • The Marie Ann Lishka Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the female student who scores the highest: $2000
    • The Marshall S. Smoler Award is given to the top-scoring student from Chicago Public Schools: $200
    • The Bernard E. Schaar Award, is given to the highest-scoring student from the City of Chicago: $500

    2018 WINNERS:


       Chicago Section, American Chemical Society: High School Education Committee

    HELD AT:
       LOCATION AND DATE TBD - usually in May

       • Funds are contributed by the chemical industry and by individuals.
       • Teachers of a prize-winning student(s) will receive $100.
       • For further details, see the nomination document below.

       • Nomination forms and transcripts are due two weeks before the exam.


    High School Scholarship Materials

    H.S. Scholarship Practice Exam 2008 - Multiple Choice

    This is the multiple choice exam used on May 24, 2008, in the Chicago area high school chemistry scholarship competition.

    H.S. Scholarship Practice Exam 2008 - Problem Solving

    This is the extended-response problem solving part of the May 24, 2008, Chicagoland high school chemistry scholarship exam.