Each year the Northern West Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizes outstanding high school students and Chemistry Olympiad competitors, as well as their high school teachers.
Recognition of the Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major from each participating college or university in the section has been an ongoing effort since 1967. Students are chosen by a committee from each participating institution and selection is based on grades, lab successes, and personal accomplishment.
The NWV Section offers undergraduate students grants that encourage professional development activities, including grant writing. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry Education majors get priority funding. Grants range from $50.00 to $200.00, with larger amounts considered. These grants are issued by the student grants committee.
Each year a Spring Banquet is held to honor recipients of the grants and awards.