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.

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. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to enroll in the School of Education after completion of their Bachelor’s degree. Award recipients are notified in mid-April.

Conditions of Award
Recipients of this award must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in the chemical sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, or related) with a commitment to becoming a high school chemistry teacher after graduation, intend to complete an educational program resulting in teaching certification at the high school level after completion of a bachelor’s degree, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Scholarship recipients must 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.

$10,000 renewable
Department of Chemistry
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your current year of schooling:
  2. What is your current chemistry GPA?
  3. If you are a transfer student, please indicate where and when you previously attended:
  4. The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Application does not automatically import records from previously attended institutions. Therefore, transfer students who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at UW-Madison are required to attach their transcripts to this section of the application. Even though this section is not marked as required, transfer students must provide the requested document. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the Committee's review. Transcripts should be uploaded as a single PDF document.

    Please note that all work completed at UW-Madison is automatically pulled into the application. Therefore, only students who have completed undergraduate work at another institution need to provide and upload a transcript.
  5. Please provide information on your enrollment in a teacher certification program:
    • Are you currently enrolled in a teacher certification program?
    • If no, when are you planning to apply and where (what school)?
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