Scholarships

To apply for the scholarships listed, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

NOTE: In most instances, March 1 is the deadline for submitting scholarship applications. Except for scholarships offered through the Honors Program, you must apply directly through the department.

DO NOT USE the general scholarship application for departmental scholarships other than Honors Program scholarships. 

The Beckman Scholarship

Over the past 12 years, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has honored Northern Arizona University with a series of Beckman Scholar Program Awards. The Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biological Sciences are jointly applying for another round of awards which, if funded, will begin in Fall 2012. Beckman Scholars will be awarded $19,300 for one academic year and two summers of research and will be invited to present their work at a national Beckman Symposium. The application process is highly competitive and requires both strong academic performance (GPA = 3.5 or higher) and written and oral research presentations. 

Junia E. McAlister Scholarship and Award Fund

Established in 1968 by "Miss Mac's" former students to honor her twenty-five years of teaching chemistry at Northern Arizona University. One award, $400 minimum value, to a graduating senior voted most outstanding by the chemistry faculty.

Nancy and Henry Wettaw Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 by an individual to honor the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department for its excellence in teaching and research.

Several awards, $1000 each, to an entering or continuing student majoring in chemistry with high academic ability.

Continuing students must be making excellent progress toward fulfillment of a chemistry degree. Recipients cannot receive more than $4,000 from this scholarship during their career at Northern Arizona University.

Procter & Gamble Science Scholars Fund

Chemistry or biological science majors at Northern Arizona University who have expressed interest in attending graduate school in either discipline, 3.0 GPA or greater, junior or senior status. Preference will be given to minority students.