Benjamin Scott was an American chemist.
Scott was born in Florence, South Carolina, in 1922. He received a B.A. from Morehouse College in Atlanta. From 1943 to 1946, Scott worked as a chemist for the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago in the instrumentation and measurements section. He was one of the only African-American scientists to work on the project.
After the war, Scott worked on the production of Geiger counters. During this time, he also earned an M.S. from the University of Chicago. Soon after, he began working as a radiochemist for the Nuclear Instrument Company. He later became the Technical Director of the New England Nuclear Assay Corporation in Boston.
Scott died on October 15, 2000, in Sumter, South Carolina.