Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships
To receive a Chemistry and Biochemistry scholarship, you must be a B.A. or B.S. Chemistry or Biochemistry major of rank 2 or higher standing, with a major program on file with your advisor, and maintain your major status throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. Scholarships will be revoked if you change your major at any time during the 2013-2014 academic year.
One application will suffice for ALL of the different scholarships.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15, 2013. Online applications and recommendation letters must be received by this date to be considered for scholarships.
1. Know your course record and current GPA.
2. Detail your educational and professional goals.
3. Progress in an undergraduate research project (if applicable).
4. Provide information about other financial aid you receive.
5. Have a current financial aid (FAFSA) form on file with the Financial Aid office prior to the application due date. International students are not eligible to apply for a FASFA form, and therefore; they are exempt from this requirement.
6. Ask a faculty member in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or your research advisor to submit a recommendation form for you. You are responsible to direct your recommender to the recommendation form found in your confirmation email.
Awards will be distributed over the 2013-2014 academic year and will be processed through the Office of Financial Aid. The announcement of awards should be made by the last week of March 2013.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact:
Ms. Franci Kujawa
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Studies Manager
Gary Booth Scholarship Fund
The Gary Booth Scholarship Fund, established in 2007, provides full tuition need-based scholarships for in-state sophomore, junior and senior students who have declared a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry and whom have the potential for graduate work.
Raymond and Laura Goodrich Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The Raymond and Laura Goodrich Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, established in 2011, provides academic-year scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry who are involved in research.
Gary G. Marconi Scholarship Fund in Chemistry
The Gary G. Marconi Scholarship Fund in Chemistry was established in February of 2004 by Dr. Marconi. The income from this endowment provides a need-based scholarship to a junior or senior undergraduate chemistry major who is pursuing the American Chemical Society's accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Multiple awards are given to qualified students on the basis of their career goals, ambition in Chemistry, grades, rank, and financial need.
Wheasler Family Scholarship Fund
The Wheasler Family Scholarship Fund was established in August 31, 2012 by Dr. Ray Wheasler (BS 1979) and Mrs. Glenna Wheasler (MS 1978, MS 1979). The annual distribution of this endowment provides financial aid for one undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
The Bertram Thomas Memorial Fund
The Bertram Thomas Memorial Fund has just recently been established by the children of Bertram Thomas in his memory. Dr. Thomas was president of Battelle from 1958 until 1968, and was a valuable member of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees from 1966 to 1984. He was the only person to serve as president of Battelle and on the OSU Board of Trustees. Dr. Thomas passed away in 2004 at the age of 100. He had a 50-year affiliation with Battelle and was involved in a number of the research and development giant's most significant accomplishments. He joined Battelle in 1934 as a chemist, participated in the development of fuel for the first nuclear powered submarine, The Nautilus; developed a dry copying process that led to Xerox (Thomas was instrumental in negotiating the first contract with the inventor), moved Battelle into Europe, and assumed management of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which was the first of what would become five DOE national laboratories under Battelle management or co-management. Dr. Thomas' two sons and daughters made the presentation to the Department of Chemistry and The Ohio State University on February 20, 2006.
The Wilber Waight Canaga Memorial Fund
Established July 12, 1974, with a bequest from Ruth Regina Hale Canaga, in memory of her husband, Wilber Waight Canaga. The income is for scholarships for deserving, intelligent students with an interest in Biochemistry.
ACS-Hach Scholarship in Chemistry
Through a generous donation from the ACS-Hach Foundation, The Ohio State University Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is able to offer scholarships for Chemistry majors who are interested in education careers at the K-12 level. The ACS-Hach Foundation assists in our national need for highly qualified Chemistry teachers by providing these scholarships ($6,000 per student per year, of which two scholarships are available, and each has the potential to be renewed until graduation. Recipients must re-apply for scholarships each year).
James McFarling Endowment Scholarship Fund
The James McFarling Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in April 1994 by Kenneth and Luanne Prudhoe Lashutka, with the assistance of The A.W. Fenton Company, Inc. Kenneth received his BS in Business Administration from OSU in 1969, and Luanne received her BS in Nursing at OSU in 1969. This scholarship gives preference to a hard-working junior or senior Chemistry or Biochemistry major. This scholarship is intended to maintain and improve the quality of our undergraduates in order to allow them to be competitive in their chosen fields. Multiple awards are given by the department on the basis of grades, rank, and financial need.
The William Marshall MacNevin Memorial Fund
The William Marshall MacNevin Memorial Fund was established in February of 1963, by William Marshall MacNevin's wife, Jean Hamilton MacNevin, the Carbon Club of the Chemistry Department, and friends in his memory. Mrs. MacNevin was a former OSU employee. The scholarship was funded to provide awards for undergraduate Chemistry or Biochemistry majors. Multiple awards are given by the Department of Chemistry on the basis of grades, rank, and financial need.