Endowed by the Hach Scientific Foundation, the ACS-Hach Programs provide scholarships and grants to high school chemistry teachers dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms.
The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant is awarded to high school chemistry teachers seeking funds to support ideas that transform classroom learning and encourage student development.
The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a masters degree in education or teacher certification to teach high school chemistry.
The ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of our 72 partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry.
Clifford and Kitty Hach, founders of the
Clifford and Kitty Hach, founders of the Hach Company, established the Hach Scientific Foundation in 1982 to encourage students to pursue chemistry at the undergraduate level. Two decades later, the Foundation narrowed its focus in response to the high demand of chemistry education at the secondary level. The new direction resulted in three programs: the Land Grant Scholarship Program for undergraduate chemistry majors seeking a high school teaching career; the Second Career Teacher Scholarship Program for career chemists to become teachers; and the High School Chemistry Grant Program to support high school chemistry teachers in improving the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms.
In January 2009, the Hach Scientific Foundation transferred its assets to ACS. ACS now administers the scholarship and grant programs while retaining the foundation’s spirit and tradition.