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The John C. Chen Young Professional Leadership Scholarship

To pay lasting tribute to the late John C. Chen, the Carl R. Anderson Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University and AIChE’s President in 2006, the AIChE Foundation has established an endowment fund in his memory to support the leadership development of young professional chemical engineers.

Throughout his career as an educator and his longtime professional service to AIChE, John was a recognized for his inspirational leadership and his steadfast commitment to the next generation of chemical engineers. To celebrate John’s passion for leadership and his lasting impact on the chemical engineering profession, the endowment will provide scholarship funds to support, in perpetuity, the leadership development training of two selected young professional members of AIChE annually.

The selected young professionals will participate in the  PEAK Leadership Training Program. Funding will be made available for full AIChE Annual Meeting registration. Additional funds will be made available for tailored online training opportunities throughout the year. 


There will be two winners in 2023.  Winners will receive:

Award Timeline

Nomination Deadline: August 15, 2023

Winners Notified: week of October 1, 2023 (target)

DeadlineAugust 15, 2023
AdministratorsEarly Career Community, Membership Committee
Nomination Instructions

Nominee Requirements

  • Current AIChE member
  • A Young Professional (under the age of 35 and has completed their undergraduate degree)
  • A history of involvement in AIChE (local section, AIChE committee, division or forum, etc.)
  • Potential to be a future AIChE and chemical engineering leader
  • Must provide a current CV for nominee (maximum 2 pages)

Nomination Form

Email if you have any questions. 

SponsorsAIChE Foundation