I Used an ACS Hach Grant to Attend BCCE

BCCE 2018

Are you interested in attending a chemistry conference this year but need financial support? Do you want to take a course at a local college but can’t afford it?  Are you looking to finally get the modeling training you need to propel your NGSS instruction forward? Or perhaps you would like to purchase Argument Driven Inquiry books and take an online course to help your students create scientific arguments. If so, you should consider applying for a ACS Hach Grant?

Last year, I was fortunate enough to receive an ACS Hach Grant that funded a fantastic professional development experience at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, BCCE. The conference provided me the opportunity to collaborate with top notch chemical educators from across the country to learn new skills that I have taken back and applied in my classroom this year. Additionally, my colleagues have also benefited from the shared resources and rich discussions surrounding the conference. If you have never done so, I encourage you to take the time to apply for this grant if you are interested in learning a new skill, applying the new skill in the classroom and sharing the information with your colleagues.

What do Hach grants fund?

  • Travel expenses

  • Tuition and educational expenses for new/upcoming courses

  • Books and online instructional resources

  • Substitute teacher pay

How much do they cover?

With a Hact Grant, teachers can request up to $1,500 to fund their professional development needs and help support their student achievement.

Who can apply?

To apply for a Hach grant you must be a high school chemistry educator teaching in a U.S. or U.S. territory school.

When should I apply?

Applications are being accepted now through January 4th.  

Who should I contact if I have a question?

Contact us at hach@acs.org or (800) 227-5558 ext. 8178.

Are there other ACS grants for high school chemistry teachers?

Yes, here is also a ACS-Hach HIgh School Chemistry grant to support ideas at the classroom level. Additionally, there is an ACS ChemClub Outreach Grant to support ACS ChemClubs service projects as well as community interactions aimed at improving science learning experiences.