2023 Update:

Students wanting to participate in the 2023 Project SEED program at IUPUI must complete 2 applications.


1. National ACS Project SEED - Please click for student, parents, and teachers Information Webinars. The Application Opens on Feb 13 at this link: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/seed/apply.html - link opens in new window

2. Indianapolis application: will post at www.IndianaCTSI.org/k-12stem

Project SEED only accepts students whose family income meets the Financial Eligibility Guidelines established by the American Chemical Society. Before you continue with this application process, please show parents this link, and review the income numbers according to household number size:


Photocopies of parents’ 2022 income tax returns that are completed this year will need to be submitted by the parents or legal guardians prior to the student being accepted.

If family income exceeds the guidelines, and you are an Indiana high school student, we recommend that you study all options available to you at www.IndianaCTSI.org/k-12stem

All applicants must have completed 2 semesters of chemistry before the program begins and be:

Mature Sophomores – going into Junior year
Juniors – going into Senior year
Seniors* – going into college.

*There are laboratories that require students to be 18 so we encourage Seniors to apply.

In preparation, please:

Create an email account that you will use for the SEED application and for your future college applications. We recommend Yahoo or Gmail, and we recommend dignified email names like john.smith@yahoo.com or jane.doe2013@gmail.com to be more professional rather than funky.monkey@aim.com

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