AIChE Minority Scholarship Award

July 1, 2015
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Graduating senior who is a minority and interested in engineering

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers offers the AIChE Minority Scholarship Award to selected incoming college freshman. You must be a high school graduate who has graduated during the current academic year and a member of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander.

You must plan to enroll during the current academic year in a four-year college or university offering a science/engineering degree. 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.


  • The applicant’s academic record, minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • The applicant’s participation in school and/or outside jobs/activities as outlined in the applicant’s career essay and in the letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, math teacher or science teacher.
  • The applicant’s reason(s) for choosing science/engineering, as outlined in the applicant’s career
  • essay.