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Scholarship Opportunities

Several scholarships are available to Chemistry students from the FSU Foundation. Some of the following awards are also open to students with other majors. Current students must apply online by using the common institutional scholarship form. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for these scholarships. The deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is March 1, 2014.


Chemistry Scholarships

Four scholarships are offered through the Chemistry Department. The Palmer L. Beebe Chemistry Achievement Award, the Mary Watson and Richard Norris Chemistry Award, and the Virgil C. and Mildred A Walters Presidential Merit Scholarship are restricted to Chemistry majors. The Dr. Paul Hunt Chemistry Achievement Award is open to students of other majors. Applications for these scholarships are reviewed by a selection committee from the Chemistry Department. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Larivee, Chair, or Ms. Wendy Miller, Administrative Assistant, Chemistry Department.


Palmer L. Beebe Chemistry Achievement Award

The recipient must be a full-time, senior chemistry major with a cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or above and 3.4 grade point average in chemistry.


Dr. Paul P. Hunt Chemistry Achievement Award

The recipient must have completed three undergraduate level chemistry courses (12 or more credit hours) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. Recipient must have served at least two semesters as a laboratory assistant in the chemistry department. The award is intended to reward students for demonstrated academic accomplishment and work performance. The recipient is NOT required to be a chemistry major.


Mary Watson and Richard Norris Chemistry Award

The recipient must be a junior chemistry major and have shown interest and ability in the field of chemistry as demonstrated by academic achievement or research or membership or avocation. An overall FSU grade point average of 3.0 or above is required.

Virgil C. and Mildred A. Walters Presidential Merit Scholarship in Chemistry
Applicants must be enrolled full?time at FSU majoring in the Department of Chemistry. The recipient(s)must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Incoming freshman applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement in high school as evidenced by class rank and SAT scores in the upper quartile. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Eligible applicants will be a resident of one of the following counties: Allegany or Garrett (MD); Mineral or Hampshire (WV); Somerset, Bedford or Westmoreland (PA). Preference will be given to applicants in the following order of importance: academic ability, demonstrated financial need.


Pre-Health Profession Scholarships

Four scholarships are available to students seeking careers in the health professions. The Masser Family Chemistry and Healthcare Professional Scholarship is restricted to chemistry majors. The remaining three scholarships are open to students of other majors. For more information, contact the Health Professions Advisory Committee.


Dr. Wally S. Hijab Memorial Scholarship

The recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a demonstrated interest in a career in a medical field as shown by a pre-professional medical or health profession course of studies and a declared major in chemistry, physics or biology. An overall grade point average of 3.0 or better is required. Awards may be received for two consecutive years.


Masser Family Chemistry and Healthcare Professional Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU in the Department of Chemistry with the intention of pursuing graduate education leading to a career in medicine, pharmacy, or other healthcare field. The recipient(s) must be a junior or senior and have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference for student leaders who have have been involved in the Chemisty Department (i.e. work study, tutor, Chemistry Society) and have involvement outside the department in extracurricular activities, clubs, and/or organizations as demonstrated through completion of required institution scholarship essay.


Dr. Oliver and Virginia Roth Scholarship

The recipient must have declared the intent to enter a health profession school. Most applicants will be biology or chemistry majors and have taken or are scheduled to take the appropriate entrance examination for medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine or other similar professional programs. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated ability.


Drs. Christopher and Anita Vagnoni Future Physicians Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU with the intention of pursuing graduate education leading to a career as a physician. Applicants must have completed at least one MCAT attempt and have a completed application essay. The recipient(s) must be a junior or senior and have an overall grade point average of at least 3.4, and a minimum of 3.25 in science/math courses. Preference will be given to applicant(s) who express a strong desire, as evidenced in the application essay, to return to Western Maryland (Allegany County) to practice as a primary care physician.
 


STEM Scholarships

Five scholarships are available to, or preferential to, students majoring in any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program, which includes Chemistry. The first four scholarships are administered by the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information contact, Cindy Troutman (301.687.4120). The Clifford and Camille Kendall Family Scholarship is administered by the Office of Financial Aid.


Roscoe G. Bartlett Scientific Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time student with a declared major in math/biology/chemistry/physics or engineering and a resident of the Sixth Congressional District (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard or Washington counties of Maryland). The applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and a 3.5 GPA in the major. A preference is given to renewal applicants. Demonstrated need may be a determining factor.


Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon and Dr. Alvin C. Broyles Presidential Merit Scholarship

Applicants must be accepted or enrolled full-time at FSU pursuing a degree in a major identified as a STEM program (science, technology, engineering, math). The recipient(s) will be an academically well-rounded student with demonstrated active involvement in the arts at FSU (visual, performing, literary) beyond the students' core curriculum requirements. An overall gpa of at least 3.5 is required as well as demonstrated financial need.


Morris H. Willey Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled (full-time or part-time) at FSU in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Preference will be given to student(s) majoring in mathematics and/or science. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. and demonstrated financial need.


Tam Student Science Research Award

The recipient must be a junior or senior at FSU with a declared major in physics, engineering, chemistry, or pre-professional program. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in science research as shown by previous laboratory experience and by the submission of an approved topic of research.


Clifford and Camille Kendall Family Scholarship

The recipient must be a resident of Montgomery County (MD) majoring in any STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need.