What is the St Louis Award?
The St Louis Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company and administered by the St Louis Section–ACS, is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of chemistry and demonstrated potential to further the advancement of the chemical profession. The award, consisting of a $1,500 honorarium and a plaque, is presented at the St Louis Award Banquet, during National Chemistry Week in October. The awardee is selected by a review committee constituted by the St Louis Section–ACS.
Please help the St Louis Section–ACS identify the most deserving candidates for this prestigious award: nominate a colleague. Nominations are accepted at any time; those received by April 30 are considered for the award presented the following October. Non-winning nominees are automatically considered candidates for three years unless withdrawn by the nominator or the candidate. The nominator may update the nomination with new information before April 30.
At the time of the nomination, the nominee must not have previously received the Midwest Award or any national ACS-sponsored award and must be a member or affiliate of the St Louis Section–ACS.
Nomination packets should be submitted as a single pdf file, with these items in this order to facilitate review by the Award jury:
- a cover page with the award name, the nominee’s name, and the date of the nomination
- a nominating letter, which includes note of any significant activities with the Local Section
- two additional seconding letters (not more) from individuals who have had a close professional affiliation with the nominee
- a brief biography of the nominee (one page or less)
- a concise description of the nominee’s chief accomplishments in the field (one page or less)
- a list of publications and patents
Please send nominations and inquiries to the St Louis Award coordinator.