Milagros Delgado, Awarded National Prize for Mentoring


The American Chemical Society has selected our own Milagros Delgado as the 2015 recipient of the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez Prize for Mentoring in the American Chemical Society Scholars Program. The award named after FIU's own Professor Emeritus, recognizes Milly's dedication to her students and specifically, to the students in the ACS Scholars Program over many years.

The American Chemical Society Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology. The ACS Scholars Program was established in 1994 to attract African American, Hispanic and American Indian students considered underrepresented in the chemical sciences by the National Science Foundation to pursue careers in the field. 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Program.

Milagros has served as a mentor and advisor for the ACS Scholars Program since 1995 and a member of the ACS Scholar’s Selection Committee since the year 2000.

The American Chemical Society is very grateful for Milly's efforts in guiding undergraduates selected as ACS Scholars. She will now join a distinguished group of educators who have been selected for this prize in previous years.

She will be recognized, and receive a plaque and a cash award during the American Chemical Society Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon during the fall 2015. The ACS National Meeting will be in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, August 17, 2015.

Congratulations Professor Delgado.