Scholarships and Awards

To apply for all Chemistry Department scholarships and awards, you must complete the application form that is available at the Chemistry Department office (SHB Room 400), or can be downloaded here. Applications for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 1st 2018. If you have questions about the application, contact Julie Gillette or Jeannette Thompson in the Chemistry office. 

All students who complete the application form will be considered for all Department awards available.  Not all awards will be given every year.

A separate application is required for College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences scholarships.

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

All scholarships require the awardee be a continuing student. Graduating seniors are not typically eligible for scholarships.

Arizona Society for Coatings Technology Scholarship

The Arizona Society for Coatings Technology provides this scholarship to support the scholarly pursuits of a student who is a full-time undergraduate senior or junior majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Because the industry needs graduates with a strong chemistry foundation, well-prepared students demonstrating outstanding laboratory skills are preferred. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents, and residents of Arizona. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and an interest in polymers, paint and coatings is required.

Charles Edward Price Memorial Scholarship

Named for a 2015 Chemistry graduate who passed away in 2016, the Charles Edward Price Memorial Scholarship will support students who are Chemistry majors entering their senior year. Awardees must have a passion for chemistry and a strong drive and work ethic, with preference given to those planning on post-graduate study in Chemistry.

Earle B. Hoyt, Jr. Chemistry Scholarship

The Earle B. Hoyt, Jr. scholarship is awarded to a student who has declared a Chemistry major and an interest in research. Recipients must have undergraduate research experience or be engaged in research for the semesters for which the student is awarded the scholarship, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Prior awardees may reapply for this scholarship.

Russ B. Powell Chemistry Scholarship

The Russ B. Powell Chemistry Scholarship was established in memory of a former Chemistry student. Awards are given to continuing full-time Northern Arizona University undergraduate and graduate chemistry majors who demonstrate a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for chemistry. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Scott Savage Scholarship

The Scott Savage Scholarship was established in 2000 to provide scholarships to Northern Arizona University undergraduate chemistry majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who are active in extracurricular activities.

Vesto M. Slipher Scholarship

The Slipher Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Junior Chemistry major.

 

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Awards may be granted to continuing or graduating students.

Clinton F. Lane Chemistry Research Fund

The Clinton F. Lane Chemistry Research Fund was established in 2007 to commemorate Dr. Clint Lane, the former Sigma-Aldrich Vice President who retired to Flagstaff and established a research lab in the Chemistry Department. The award will provide a research stipend to one or more students majoring in chemistry. Preference is given to junior or senior level students who exhibit a passion for chemistry. Students must be participating in undergraduate research with a strong preference for work being carried out in synthetic chemistry. 

Craig Family Elevate Award for Sciences

Funds will be awarded to support travel, lodging, and research expenses for internships or other research opportunities. Eligible students must arrange for an internship or research experience to which the award will be applied. Funding decisions are made jointly with the Department of Biology.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED THROUGH THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, FORESTRY AND NATURAL SCIENCES

You can apply to the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences using this form.

Alan M. Bourgeois Scholarship

The Alan M. Bourgeois Scholarship is awarded to a full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a major within the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences with a minimum GPA of 2.85.

Paul A. Sciame Scholarship

The Paul A. Sciame Scholarship is awarded to a full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior Chemistry or Biological Sciences major who demonstrates dedication to learning through hard work in the classroom and / or research setting. Prior recipients of the scholarship may reapply if they continue to meet the award criteria.

Procter & Gamble Science Scholars Fund

Chemistry or Biology majors at Northern Arizona University who have expressed interest in attending graduate school in either discipline, with a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and junior or senior status.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED THROUGH THE NAU FOUNDATION

Dr. Don Gilbert Scholarship for Women in Chemistry

The Don Gilbert Scholarship for Women in Chemistry is named for Dr. Don Gilbert, an Analytical Chemist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 1965-1998. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time female student in good academic standing entering her sophomore, junior, or senior year. Awardees will be selected by the NAU Foundation on behalf of the Chemistry Department.

 

OTHER CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

No application is necessary for consideration for these awards.  Recipients are determined by the Chemistry faculty.

ACS Analytical Chemistry Award

Recognizes the top achievers in Analytical Chemistry (CHM 320-425) for the academic year.

ACS Organic Chemistry Award

Recognizes an outstanding senior who has distinguished him/herself through achievements in research or advanced organic chemistry coursework.

ACS Polymer Chemistry Award

Recognizes an outstanding senior who has distinguished him/herself through achievements in research or advanced polymer chemistry coursework.

Biochemistry Award

Recognizes the top achiever in Biochemistry (CHM 461-462) for the academic year.

Graduate Student Research Award

Recognizes an outstanding graduate student who has distinguished him/herself through research achievements.

Graduate Student Scholar Award

Recognizes an outstanding graduate student who has distinguished him/herself through academic, outreach, and / or research achievements.

Hypercube Award

Recognizes a student who has distinguished him/herself through applications of computational methods in research or physical chemistry coursework.

Inorganic Chemistry Award

Recognizes the top achiever in Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 350-450) for the academic year.

Junia McAllister Award

Recognizes the top graduating senior based on academic, outreach, and extracurricular achievements.

Nancy & Henry Wettaw General Chemistry Award

Recognizes the top achievers in General Chemistry (CHM 151-152) for the academic year.

Nancy & Henry Wettaw Organic Chemistry Award

Recognizes the top achievers in Organic Chemistry (CHM 235-238) for the academic year.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled as Teaching Assistants.

Physical Chemistry Award

Recognizes an outstanding student who has completed two semesters of Physical Chemistry (CHM 341-442C).

Senior Scholar Award

Recognizes an outstanding graduating senior who has distinguished him/herself through academic, outreach, and / or research achievements.

Senior Research Award

Recognizes an outstanding graduating senior who has distinguished him/herself through research achievements.

Undergraduate Student Research Award

Recognizes an outstanding continuing student (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who has distinguished him/herself through research achievements.