Illinois Chemical Education Foundation
Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship Application for High School Seniors
Open Only to All Future Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Material Scientists, Environmental Scientists, Agricultural Scientists and High School Chemistry Teachers

The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), is proud to announce that the Turriff Family is offering the Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship through the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF). This scholarship is open to all Illinois Hispanic students who are first-generation students to attend college and are seeking a college degree to apply for a $2,000 Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship Award. The ICEF’s objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities, and community involvement.

The CICI is a non-profit association of chemical companies operating in the state of Illinois. CICI activities include a number of programs in education, environment, and public affairs. CICI, through ICEF, presents a number of scholarship awards each year.

ICEF invites all future chemists, high school chemistry teachers, chemical engineers, and/or environmental engineers to apply for the Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship.  Please submit the following information postmarked no later than Friday, March 8, 2024, and received no later than Wednesday, March 13, 2024. 

Name, address (with zip code), email, and telephone number, & clearly state your career goal (please have this on a separate sheet of paper); 

Official transcript, including GPA with scale; please include an official ACT or SAT score; we will be asking for verification on Hispanic first-generation to attend college. Please include Fall 2023 grades.

Two letters of recommendation from instructors or professors in chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, or chemical engineering; the letters MUST be on institution letterhead and signed; 

List of extracurricular activities, including community service, awards and accomplishments, and employment/work experience; 

A one-page essay on “How did you become interested in your chosen field and where do you hope it takes you?” 

Hispanic Heritage: Please tell us “How your Hispanic heritage has impacted your educational journey so far?” in one page or less. 

(Both essays are required for this scholarship.)

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

ICEF/Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
1400 E. Touhy Ave.
Suite 210
Des Plaines, IL 60018

The student must be of Hispanic descent, prove academic merit, and demonstrate financial need. 

Please note: Only the winners will be notified.

We encourage all eligible students to apply for this prestigious scholarship. The winner will be notified by mail. The ICEF Scholarship Award will be presented at our 67th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. There is no limitation on the number of students that may apply at each school.