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List of Previous Recipients by Year

Each year, our award winners are honored at the annual Alumni and Awards banquet.  A list of the yearly award winners is contained in the banquet program for that year.  Click on this link to the page where you can access the Banquet Programs.

Scholarships & Awards

Annually, the Department of Chemistry gives out numerous scholarships and achievement awards to our undergraduate and graduate students.   There is a general application form that can be used by undergraduates to apply for one or more of the scholarships for which they are eligible (except that the John Sullivan Scholarship has a separate form).  Each year, the application deadline for most awards is at the beginning of February and recipients are selected in late February or early March for the following academic year.  February 8 is the application deadline for 2017.  Other scholarships (and all of the achievement awards) are selected by the faculty without requiring any application by students.  There is a different form, and deadline, for high school students applying for the Brundage Awards (see below).

You can click on the name of any scholarship to see a list of previous recipients and learn about the person for whom the scholarship is named.

If you would like to create a scholarship or donate to an existing scholarship fund, please click on this link to our "Give to Chemistry" page.

Undergraduate Scholarships for which High School Seniors can Apply

A high school senior who will be attending EMU in the fall and majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry, can apply for a Perry S. Brundage Endowed Scholarship .  These scholarships are typically around $500 in value.  Applications are due April 30 and should consist of a one page essay (300-500 words - more is not necessarily better) on why you are planning to major in chemistry or biochemistry (with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA).  The essay should be sent to the department head (see our homepage for the address).  Additionally, a supporting letter (one-half to one page in length) from a teacher (preferably chemistry) should also be sent to the department head.  Applicants should be notified of the status of their application by the end of May.

There are also university-wide scholarships that are available to new or transfer students through the Financial Aid Office.

Chemistry Scholarships for which Undergraduates can Apply

Perry S. Brundage Endowed Scholarships .  Eligibility requirements:

  • You must apply during your first year in college.
  • Chemistry or Biochemistry major (including general majors).
  • You must be currently registered for CHEM 123 or CHEM 125 at the time of application (or have already completed 123 or its equivalent).
  • You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Sandra J. Lobbestael Chemistry Endowed Scholarship . Eligibility requirements:

  • You must have completed four college-level chemistry lecture courses (typically either CHEM 121, 123 or 125, 371, and 372 OR CHEM 121, 123 or 125, 281 or 282, and 371).
  • Chemistry or Biochemistry major (including general majors).
  • You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Collins' Endowed Scholarships in Chemistry . Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a senior in good academic standing the Fall term following application.
  • Chemistry or Biochemistry major.  General majors are not eligible.
  • You must commit to performing an undergraduate research project during two semesters of your senior year.  (The application requires the signature of the faculty member with whom you will be doing research.)

Maurice "Pete" Decoster Endowed Chemistry Scholarship .  Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a senior in the Fall term following application.
  • Chemistry or Biochemistry major (including general majors).
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry and 3.0 overall.
  • Awarded on basis of financial need.
  • Preference will be given to those who participate in an undergraduate research project during their senior year.

Donald B. Phillips Memorial Endowed Scholarship .  Eligibility requirements:

  • Major or minor in an elementary education program emphasizing science.
  • Must have completed at least two Chemistry Department elementary education lecture courses, normally CHEM 101 and CHEM 312 (concurrent registration is acceptable).
  • Preference given to students with high overall grade point averages.
  • Preference given to students who have also done well in their non-Chemistry, science education courses.
  • You must include a one page essay (300-500 words - more is not necessarily better) on the relevance of chemistry in the elementary education curriculum.

John Sullivan Endowed Scholarship .  This scholarship is administered by the Chemistry Club, and has a different application procedure (click for application form).  The typical application deadline is in mid-February.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have completed CHEM 123/124 (or CHEM 125/126) by the beginning of the award period.
  • Students must obtain written permission from a faculty member to register for research under the faculty member's direction (this should be included as part of the application).
  • Preference is given to students who are active in the Chemistry Club.
  • Students who are awarded the scholarship must join the American Chemical Society as a student affiliate.

Additional Undergraduate Scholarships for which Chemistry Majors May Apply

There are additional scholarships that are available to students with majors in any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.  Information about these awards, and application forms, are available at the websites for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Undergraduate Symposium.  The typical deadline for CAS scholarship applications is sometime in mid-February.  Scholarships related to the Undergraduate Symposium typically have application deadlines in mid-April.

There are also a number of university-wide scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office.

There are also a number of scholarships available for students in study abroad programs, although most of these scholarships target specific groups of students.  Click here to go to the Study Abroad Scholarship page

Additional Chemistry Department Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards (for which the recipients are selected without an application process)

The Peet-Mayor Endowed Chemistry Award
Grace Simmons Gregory Scholarship
Elva Mae Nicholson Organic Chemistry Endowed Scholarship
James G. and LeAnn K. Emal Scholarship in Chemistry
Martin and Antoinette Gorski Endowed Scholarship in Radio and Nuclear Chemistry
ACS Huron Valley Section Undergraduate Award
CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award
Hypercube Scholar Award
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award
Biochemistry Achievement Awards
Toxicology Achievement Award

Graduate Scholarships

Currently, there are no graduate scholarships for which students may apply.  Due to the small size of the program, the faculty is familiar with all of the eligible students and does not need the information that would be gained through a specific application process.

David A. Berry Excellence in Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry Endowed Scholarship
Ronald M. Scott Memorial Scholarship
Martin and Antoinette Gorski Endowed Scholarship in Radio and Nuclear Chemistry
EMU Chemistry Department Teaching Assistant Award
EMU Chemistry Department Research Award
ACS Huron Valley Section EMU Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Additional Graduate Scholarships for which Chemistry Majors May Apply

There are additional scholarships that are available to graduate students with majors in any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.  Information about these awards, and application forms, are available at the College of Arts & Sciences website.  The typical deadline for CAS scholarship applications is sometime in mid-February.

There are also a number of university-wide scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office.

 

The Department of Chemistry is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold