Illinois Chemical Education Foundation

Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship Application

                 (Open to High School Seniors and Undergraduate Students)
Open to All Future Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers & 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 Hispanic students in Illinois 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, February 19, 2021, and received no later than Wednesday, February, 24, 2021. 

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

Official transcript, including GPA with scale; for high school seniors, please include an official ACT or SAT score; 

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; 

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

Undergraduates: 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” 


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 110
Des Plaines, IL 60018

The student must be of Hispanic descent, prove academic merit and demonstrate financial need. This is not a scholarship for post-graduate education. If you have previously won this award you cannot reapply.

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 64th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. Be sure to include a return address and a contact telephone number with your application!