ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship
The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, established by Clifford and Kitty Hach in 1982, is awarded to undergraduates who are majoring in the chemical sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, or related) and who express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students need to have at least one semester (preferably a full year) left in their undergraduate career to be eligible for this award.
This scholarship is renewable at $10,000 per year through the teaching credential program, given that the student remains at the University of Wisconsin and continues to meet the criteria below.
How to Apply
To be considered for the ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH dashboard. The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship application opens in January and closes in February. During this open period, you can find the application under “Other Recommended Opportunities” on your WiSH dashboard. The Department of Chemistry’s Fellowships and Scholarships Committee will review all completed applications and will award on the basis of chemistry aptitude, interest in and commitment to teaching high school chemistry, and financial need. Award recipients are notified in mid-April.
Conditions of Award
Recipients of this award must:
• be an enrolled undergraduate student at UW-Madison in the upcoming fall semester majoring in the chemical sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, or related)
• have a commitment to becoming a high school chemistry teacher after completion of a bachelor’s degree
• intend to complete an educational program resulting in a teaching certification at the high school level
• maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while receiving the award
• be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Scholarship recipients must also agree to update the Department of Chemistry with valid contact information (name and address) as necessary, be photographed for a bio which will be sent to the donor, and respond annually to the Hach foundation with a very brief one or two sentence statement of their career status for the first six years after graduation.
Scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison. Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn about potential impact on current aid packages.