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Ronald M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship goes to a first-year graduate student in chemistry with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.  Letters of recommendation and GRE scores can also be used as criteria in award determination.




Ronald M. Scott

2018 Lucas Snider

Dr. Ronald ScottRon Scott was a Professor of Chemistry for 38 years, prior to his untimely passing in 1997.  He was appreciated by students, faculty, and staff for the breadth of his knowledge in several areas of chemistry (biochemistry, physical chemistry, toxicology, dietetics, and neurochemistry, his ability to speak extemporaneously on virtually any subject, his seemingly endless supply of free energy, his knowledge of Detroit geography and history, and his gift for telling a good tale.  His greeting was famous, even on the bleakest day, "The sun is shining.  The birds are singing."


Professor Scott loved Detroit, EMU, and teaching EMU students.  He was very active in outreach to high schools in the Detroit area.  The winner of several faculty teaching and scholarship awards, Professor Scott provided the stimulus for the creation of EMU's nursing program, outlined plans for the toxicology program, and at the time of his death, was seeking approval for an industrial hygiene program.  He was also an active participant in general education reform.  A prolific writer, Professor Scott published 38 papers, 10 books, and two laboratory manuals during his EMU tenure.

2017 Jasmine Winzeler
2016 David Austin
2015 Jennifer Corker
2014 Reshmi Gopagani
2013 Evert Njomen
Darshani Weerakoon
2012 Naga S. Guntaka
2011 Gregory A. Abernathy
2010 David J. Arnold
2009 Srujana Katukuri
2008 Nadine C. El-Ayache
2007 Roshini S. Fernando
2006 Mahender Budarapu
2005 Nimita Dave
2004 Madhavi Lokireddy
2003 Babho Devadoss
2002 Shakila Tobwala
2001 Fumi Ebisu

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