Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes exceptional early to mid-career women chemists across all areas who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship

This scholarship is for female undergraduate majors in chemistry or related disciplines who are beginning their junior or senior years of study.

Merck Research Award

This award recognizes eight individuals who will present their research at an awards symposium held during the Fall ACS national meeting.

Overcoming Challenges Award

This award recognizes a female undergraduate for her efforts in overcoming hardship to achieve success in chemistry.

ChemLuminary Award

This award recognizes volunteer participants in ACS Local Sections and Divisions whose efforts have helped to achieve excellence.

ACS National Awards

We work with other committees to promote diversity and inclusiveness in awards administered by ACS.

Other Awards & Recognition

  • Women Scientists in American History
  • Travel Grants
  • Iota Sigma Pi Student Awards, Scholarships, and Internships

Becoming Award Ready

WCC continues to support efforts to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of ACS National Awards nominations.


Held on September 20, 2016

This free webinar covered what nominees and nominators need to know to prepare a successful nomination package:

  • What the nomination and selection processes entail
  • How to better prepare for the creation of competitive nomination packages
  • How to conduct nomination and selections processes with the same professionalism used for publications and other scholarly endeavors
  • How to invest efforts to prepare potential nominees, as well as nominators and canvassing committees, and expand the pool
  • Why we must make efforts to minimize inherent bias throughout the nomination and selection processes

The webinar was based on:


The WCC contributed to the following resources to guide nominators in preparing successful nominations:

ACS Awards Nomination Guide

Nominating an ACS National Award WinnerPrepared by the Awards Equity Implementation Team of the ACS Board Committee on Grants and Awards