Scholarships and 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 [PDF] 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 [PDF]). 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 7 is the application deadline for 2018. 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 go to our "Give to Chemistry" page.

Undergraduate scholarships for which high school seniors can apply

  • Perry S. Brundage Endowed Scholarship

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    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.

Chemistry scholarships for which undergraduates can apply

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 and 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. View these on the Study Abroad Scholarships page.

Through its ACS Scholars Program, the American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to undergraduates from underrepresented minority backgrounds who are majoring in chemistry-related fields. The application deadline is typically March 1 each year. Information, including the application form, can be found on the ACS Scholars website.

Additional Chemistry Department undergraduate scholarships and awards (for which the recipients are selected without an application process)

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.

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 on the College of Arts and 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.