Virginia Section

A Century of Service

Project Seed

Summer Research Internship Program for Economically Disadvantaged High School Students

The ACS Project SEED summer research program opens new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school are given a rare chance to work alongside scientist-mentors on research projects in industrial, academic, and federal laboratories, discovering new career paths as they approach critical turning points in their lives. Learn more about Project SEED

Project Seed applications go through the VA section executive committee for approval before submitting applications to the national office if the VA section is providing matching funds. In this case contact by January 1 to start the process for funding for the following summer. Applications would then be processed by the VA section Committee on Project Seed.

 If a section school wishes to apply for project Seed funds directly from the National Office and provides their own matching funds, then that school should notify the VA section of their intent such that the VA section colleges and the section executive members do not work at cross purposes with one another. This practice will help avoid potential conflicts between the colleges and multiple parties approaching the section’s high school administrators as more colleges become interested in starting Project Seed sites.