Chemistry Internships for 10th & 11th Graders

NC American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED (Science Educational Experience for the

Disadvantaged) is a cost-free, year-round science enrichment program for academically

talented, economically disadvantaged students. The goal of the program is to motivate students

whohaveaninterestinsciencetopursueterminaldegrees. NCACSProjectSEEDoffersa

paid summer internship to selected students. First year students receive a $3200

stipend. Students who reside in Wake, Durham, Orange, Harnett and Johnston counties

commute to their internship sites at North Carolina State, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, North

Carolina Central or Campbell University. The Scholarship Coordinator assists students with the

college, financial aid, and scholarship application process.

To be eligible for the NC ACS Project SEED program, students must meet specific family and academic requirements. Students’ maximum family incomes should not exceed 200% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size. The American Chemical Society (ACS) determines student eligibility based on family income.

Persons in                                         200%                                      

  Family                  Poverty           Maximum

Household           Guidelines        Incomes

       1                     $13,590              $27,180

       2                     $18,310              $36,620

       3                     $23,030              $46,060

       4                     $27,750              $55,500

       5                     $32,470              $64,940

       6                     $37,190              $74,380

       7                     $41,910              $83,820

       8                     $46,630              $93,260

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional family  member.

To demonstrate financial eligibility, students must provide ONE of four options identified in the application by February 15, 2023.
In addition to the family income requirement, students must meet the following criteria: 1. Competitive academic performance.

2. Completed or currently enrolled in Chemistry.
3. Be in good standing at their North Carolina public high school.
4. Be a legal resident of North Carolina.
5. Currently in 10th or 11th grade.
6. Complete the student application in the link below.
7. Request that your Chemistry teacher complete a teacher recommendation using the link below.
8. Request an “Official” transcript from your school counselor/registrar. The official transcript must include 1st semester 2022 grades. A student generated unofficial transcript will not satisfy this requirement.
9. Students may mail copies of PSAT, SAT I and/or ACT test scores to the address below. Do


not mail original copies. (Test scores are optional.)
10.The student application, and Chemistry teacher recommendation must be received at the address below by February 15, 2023. The “Official Transcript” must be received at the address below by March 1, 2023.

Mail official transcript and test scores to: Project SEED
Faye McNeal
14460 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Suite 149-234 Raleigh, NC 27614Student Application and Chemistry Teacher Recommendation: you have questions, contact Faye McNeal, Scholarship Coordinator. ( As incentives to apply, review two links below:
1) A video and article outlining the research completed in the Chemistry Department at North Carolina State University last summer by four current NC ACS Project SEED students.page2image127967152

2) An article about Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett’s journey as the lead investigator of the COVID 19 (Moderna) vaccine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Kizzy is from Hillsborough, NC and began NC ACS Project SEED in 10th grade, age 15, and remained in the program for two years. She is now at Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases where she leads her own lab and continues vaccine research. Since 2006, 50+ NC ACS students have earned Ph.d, MD, MD/Phd, & PharmD degrees.

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