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Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to Chemistry 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 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joseph Albert Hekimian Scholarship

    Applicants must be enrolled full‐time or part‐time at FSU pursuing a degree in a STEM major. The recipient must be a documented U.S. citizen. The donor prefers to support student(s) in recovery from substance abuse and/or students who are not receiving parental assistance. A personal statement (minimum 500 words) is required. Applicants must have 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 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.

  • 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 Liberal Arts and 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.

  • Mountain Maryland Renewable Energy Scholarship

    Applicants must be enrolled full‐time or part‐time at FSU with a major/minor of study in a field related to renewable energy (i.e. engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, geography) as determined by FSU. Preference will be given to students pursuing a sustainability minor (or sustainability major or renewable energy engineering as these programs are developed by FSU). Applicant(s) must include a personal statement with examples which demonstrates how the applicant's course of study and interests pertain to renewable energy and sustainability.

  • 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.