Illinois Chemical Education Foundation
$2,000 Ecolab Undergraduate Scholarship Application


Open to All Future Chemistry, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers and High School Chemistry Teachers

The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF), administered by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), invites you to apply for a $2,000 Scholarship Award. ICEF presents a number of scholarship awards each year to Illinois residents at the undergraduate level. We welcome all applications for ICEF scholarships. 

Please submit the following information postmarked no later than Friday, March 3, 2023, and received no later than Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

  • Name, address (with zip code), email and telephone number only; please have this on a separate sheet of paper
  • Official (must have college seal or be in separate envelope from the college with signature) college transcript including GPA with scale; must include fall 2022 grades
  • Two letters of recommendation are required from instructors or professors in chemistry, physics, biochemistry or chemical/environmental engineering. The letter MUST be on official letterhead and signed.
  • A one-page essay on: “What is your major motivation for engaging in your current field of study, and why do you think that’s important
    Ecolab essay question: How would you make the world a cleaner, healthier and safer for everyone?” 
  • List of extracurricular activities, including community service, awards and accomplishments, and employment/work experience

Ecolab Scholarship also offers a tour of Water University
Water University is the World’s first high-tech learning environment dedicated exclusively to water education. Through interactive experiences and hands-on learning, total water solutions come to life as students embrace ways to reduce, re-use, and recycle water. The University features a functional wet lab as well as customized equipment and control technologies designed to support pretreatment, boiler, cooling, process, and post-treatment applications. A virtual work center with its incorporated Prysm Technology boasts a 15-foot wide interactive video wall for running environmental simulations and engaging with 3D water processes. The Water Safety section of the University showcases methods for controlling water borne pathogens and provides a back-drop for understanding water health standards.

The information should be put together in a complete packet and sent to:

ICEF/Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
Ecolab Scholarship Application
1400 E. Touhy Ave.
Suite 210
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Undergraduate Scholarship applicants must be an Illinois resident enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution (i.e. junior college, community college, four-year undergraduate institution) located in Illinois. We encourage all eligible students to apply for this prestigious scholarship. There is no limitation on the number of students that may apply at each school. This is not a scholarship for post graduate education. If you have previously won this award you cannot reapply. 

Please Note: Only chosen applicants will be notified. 
Winners will be notified by mail. The ICEF Scholarship Awards will be presented at our 65th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. Be sure to include a return address and a contact telephone number with your application!

Additional information on the Scholarship Program and ICEF can be found on our website at www.cicil.net.