ACS San Antonio Local Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

Project SEED

Summer Research Internship Program for Economically Disadvantaged High School Students

Project SEED was established by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 1968 to help economically disadvantaged high school students with the transforming experience of a summer job and a chance to expand their education and career outlook. To qualify, the student must be recognized as economically disadvantaged (whose maximum family income is below $34,340 or do not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for family size) and who may be encouraged by their work in a chemical laboratory to make better use of their capabilities. Project SEED helps to open new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. The program provides opportunities for students who historically lack exposure to scientific careers:

• Students belonging to an ethnic group (African-American, Hispanic, Native American) that are historically underrepresented in science
• Parents/Guardians did not attend college
• Students living in a single parent household or a member of a large family

For 8 weeks during the summer, SEED students have the unique opportunity to work with scientists who help them develop laboratory, written, and oral skills as they discover they are capable of conducting scientific research. For their efforts the students are paid $2500.00, have the opportunity for scholarships upon graduating from high school, and can use their research for science fair projects.

If you would like more information about Project SEED (as a mentor or nominator or student applicant for 2017), please contact Bob Fanick at   

San Antonio ACS Section Project Seed has received contributions from Tesoro Corporation in amounts of $4500 in 2015 & $5500 in 2016.  

Thank you, Tesoro!

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