We have several scholarships and prizes available for our chemistry majors. Awards are announced in the spring and awarded the following fall to your university account.

Application

  • fill out the application
  • be sure to state which award you are applying for
  • number of publications
  • number of teaching assistant appointments
  • number of meeting presentations
  • honors or awards previously received
  • specific career plans (i.e., if you plan to go on to graduate school, where, what program)

Deadline

  • turn in all materials to 135 Smith Hall by March 15

Additional information

  • you can only apply for one award in a given year
  • you can not receive the same award twice
  • you need to be registered full time to receive the award

2017 Scholarship/Award Recipients

PDF of students who received scholarships and awards during the May 2017 undergraduate recognition reception. Read about the research our award recipients are engaged in.

Scholarship/Prizes & Award Criteria

Scholarships & Prizes

Classroom performance

  • Sally Herz Memorial Scholarship for top honors in general chemistry
  • Jane B. Spence Scholarship for top honors in organic chemistry
  • J. Lewis Maynard Memorial Prize in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry for outstanding scholastic achievement in advanced inorganic chemistry

Awards given to sophomores

  • Thomas DuBruil Memorial Award or outstanding achievement in chemistry research

Awards given to juniors

  • M. Cannon Sneed Memorial Fund & the Andrews Fund for outstanding achievement in chemistry research
  • Robert C. Brasted Memorial Fellowship + part-time apprenticeship in the department's general chemistry program, given to an outstanding chemistry major who has expressed an interest in a chemistry teaching career
  • Lloyd W. Goerke Scholarship & the Andrews Fund for outstanding academic achievement
  • Peteris Auzins Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement

Awards given to seniors

  • David A. and Merece H. Johnson Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement
  • Wayland E. Noland Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry for outstanding academic achievement
  • Dr. Paul F. and Patricia Guehler Chemistry Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement

Scholarships

  • Betty A. Lewis Scholarship for outstanding scholastic achievement
  • Hach Chemistry Teaching Scholarship, given to chemistry majors who are committed to becoming chemistry teachers

If you would like to support our outstanding students, explore how you can make a gift to the Department of Chemistry.

Senior

Financial award

  • $3,000-$5,000

Eligibility

  • must have one year left in the chemistry program

Material needed

  • letter of recommendation from research adviser
  • brief description of undergraduate research
  • statement of career goals

Junior

Financial award

  • $2,000-$3,000

Eligibility

  • must have two years left in the chemistry program

Material needed

  • letter of recommendation from chemistry faculty member
  • statement of career goals

Sophomore

Financial award

  • $1,000-$2,000

Eligibility

  • must have three years left in the chemistry program and have done undergraduate research

Material needed

  • letter of recommendation from chemistry faculty member
  • statement of career goals

Contact

    • Majors
    • 135 Smith Hall
    • Stephanie Stathopoulos, Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • stephs@umn.edu
    • (612) 624-8008
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Professor David Blank
    • blank@umn.edu