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Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to Chemistry and Physics students from the FSU Foundation. Some of the following awards are also open to students with other majors. Information and the online application can be found on Frostburg's Scholarships & Grants page. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for these scholarships.

Chemistry and Physics Scholarships

Nine scholarships are offered for Chemistry and Physics students. Applications for these scholarships are reviewed by a selection committee from the Chemistry and Physics Department. For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Crawford, Chair.

  • Palmer L. and Janice M. 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(s) must: a) be enrolled full‐time at FSU having completed 12 credits of undergraduate level Chemistry courses; b) have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0; and c) have served a minimum of 2 semesters as a laboratory assistant under direction of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  The recipient(s) will be selected by the faculty of the Chemistry Department in recognition for outstanding
    work performance and academic accomplishment. Note: The recipient is not required to have a major
    in Chemistry.

  • Laneview Farms Scholarship for Plant Sciences

    Applicants must be enrolled full‐time at FSU with a major in the Department of Biology and/or Chemistry. The student will have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in plant science as shown through coursework, research and experience. Applicants will provide: a) evidence of coursework in plant science, b) description of research projects, c) professional pursuits related to plant science.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Don B. Weser and Martha S. Weser Chemistry Achievement Award

    Applicants must be upperclassmen enrolled full‐time at FSU with a declared major in the Department of Chemistry. Preference may be given to students intending to pursue advanced degrees in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference may be given to residents of Allegany or Garrett County (Maryland).

  • Dr. Stephen Luzader Physics Scholarship

    Recipient(s) must be enrolled full‐time or part‐time at FSU. Recipient(s) will have an expressed interest or declared major in physics. The recipient(s) will have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference may be given to upperclassman applicants who desire to pursue graduate school and/or teacher certification in physics. A statement describing applicant's education and career goals should be included as part of the applicant's essay and/or supporting materials.

  • Anthony Wai Chiu Tam Science Achievement Award 

    Recipient(s) must be enrolled full‐time at FSU pursuing a degree in the Department of Physics and Engineering, or dual degree program leading to a degree in engineering, or related major as developed by Frostburg State University in the future. The recipient(s) will have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants who have: a) demonstrated ability in the sciences as evidenced by previous involvement in science and/or research related competitions and programs, and b) desire to pursue multi‐cultural or global education. Documentation and/or description of the
    above should be included as part of the applicant's essay and/or supporting materials. The donor prefers to support incoming freshmen with the possibility for renewal in the second year. Note: Renewal applicants must submit scholarship application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered.

  • Dr. Michael C. Wilt Physics Scholarship  

    Recipient(s) must be enrolled full‐time at FSU with a major of physics in the Department of Physics and Engineering. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference may be given to applicants having demonstrated financial need.

Pre-Health Profession Scholarships

Six 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 scholarships are open to students of other majors. For more information, contact the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

  • Herzog Family Scholarship

    Applicants must be enrolled full‐time at FSU with a pre‐health professions course of study. The recipient must be a junior or senior and have an overall grade point average of at least 3.4. In the event of equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants having demonstrated financial need.

  • 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.

  • Jordan R. Hobel, DDS '09 Pre‐Dental/Medical Presidential Merit Scholarship

    Recipient(s) must be a full‐time student enrolled in pre‐requisite courses for dental/medical school admission. Recipient(s) will have completed a minimum of 60 credits (junior/senior status) at the time the award is received. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Transfer student(s) must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Applicants must provide a brief response to the following statement: "Becoming a dentist/medical professional is important to me because..." Preference will be given to applicants in the following order of importance: a) Students with intention of pursuing graduate education leading to DDS degree. b) Students with intention of pursuing graduate education leading to MD and/or DO degree.

  • 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 been involved in the Chemistry 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.

STEM Scholarships

Eight scholarships are available to, or preferential to, students majoring in any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program, which includes Chemistry. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • American Legion Patriotic Scholarship Award

    The recipient must be a dependent or descendant of a member in good standing of Farrady Post 24 American Legion with a minimum 2.7 grade point average and a declared major in any of the following: accounting, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, environmental analysis and planning, foreign languages, general science, geography, history, international studies, law and society (justice studies), mathematics, physics, political science or wildlife/fisheries. Applicants must be a resident of Allegany or Garrett County for at least 5 years, and have graduated from a high school in either of these counties. This scholarship is open to transfer students.

  • Asian American Cultural Society STEM Scholarship

    Recipient(s) must be enrolled full‐time at FSU with a STEM major. Recipient(s) must be a local resident (residing in Allegany County, Maryland or any contiguous county).

  • Borden Mining Company Scholarship in Honor of Albert and Elizabeth Borden

    Applicants must be a full‐time graduate or undergraduate student, 3.0 grade point average with a declared major one of the following: biology, chemistry, geography, physics or engineering. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in research projects as shown by previous scholarship or research or membership or by avocation. A preference is given to projects associated with mining concerns including but not limited to reclamation, water quality, wildlife and environmental planning. Preference given to a Frostburg resident (defined as residing in the 21532 zip code area). The award may be received for two consecutive years.

  • 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.

  • Hedrick Teacher Excellence Award for Math/ Science

    The recipient must be a declared education major (secondary, K‐12) who has completed at least three upper‐level mathematics or science classes with a major or concentration (24‐hour specialization) in mathematics or physical science. Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are eligible to apply. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above is required. Preference is given to non‐traditional students and to applicants with demonstrated financial need.

  • Morris H. Willey and Tara Willey Memorial Scholarship

    Applicants must be enrolled (full-time or part-time) at FSU in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social & Behavioral 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.

  • Herold Family Scholarship

    The recipient(s) must be an incoming freshmen or already enrolled full‐time undergraduate student at FSU pursuing a major in a STEM field (as defined by FSU) in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference may be given to applicants having demonstrated financial need. The award may be renewed automatically for up to four consecutive years as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

  • Lewis J. Ort Endowed Regional Science Scholarship Award

    The recipient must have a demonstrated ability in science and be a resident of Allegany, Garrett or Washington counties in Maryland or bordering counties in Pennsylvania or West Virginia. This scholarship is for first-time freshmen and/or transfer students. Eligible students are screened based on their application for admission to FSU.