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Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

Through the generosity of private donors, the Department of Chemistry is able to provide several scholarships and awards each year to undergraduates for outstanding scholastic achievements. An annual Chemistry Department Awards photo of pewter jayhawk awardsPresentation and Honors Reception is held at the end of the spring semester. A representative list of the various scholarships and awards which are presented at this event are listed below.

 


 

Awards

Chemistry Course Performance Awards, for outstanding achievement in:

Analytical Chemistry Past Recipients

General Chemistry Past Recipients

Organic Chemistry Past Recipients

Physical Chemistry Past Recipients

Alpha Chi Sigma Award

An award is made to a graduating senior in chemistry for outstanding scholastic achievement through four years of study in their chosen field of chemistry. 
Past Recipients

American Institute of Chemists Award

A national award presented to a graduating senior who has achieved an outstanding record as a chemistry major.
Past Recipients

The Ginny Adams Research Award (for Analytical majors)

This award will be presented each year to undergraduates who demonstrate dedication to exemplary scholarship and research in Analytical Chemistry.
Past Recipients

The Keith and Dona Darlington Award

This award will be presented to a student based on their undergraduate research.
Past Recipients

The Ted M. Gardiner Award for Undergraduate Research

This award given for undergraduate research based on merit.
Past Recipients

The Jacob Kleinberg Award

This award will be presented to an undergraduate major in the Department who has made outstanding progress in research in chemistry prior to the end of his or her Junior (third undergraduate) year.
Past Recipients

Frank A.Newby Physical Science Award

An award presented to an undergraduate with exceptional merit in the area of physical science, a Kansas resident, and graduated from a Kansas high school.
Past Recipients

Steve and Susan Snyder Award (for Junior or Senior female majors)

This award will be presented to a junior or senior female undergraduate major.
Past Recipients

The Franklin Strain Award

This award is give to a chemistry major with merit.
Past Recipients

Wakarusa Valley ACS Section Award

Given to an outstanding graduating senior and is selected by the Wakarusa Valley Section of the ACS.
Past Recipients


Scholarships

Drs. Bijan and Mary Taylor Amini Scholarship

Outstanding chemistry major.
Past Recipients

The Ralph E. & Esther Weik Badgley Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding female undergraduate student based on need or achievement.
Past Recipients

The Clark E. Bricker Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a chemistry major completing his or her second year at the University of Kansas (typically a student planning to graduate in two more years) who is planning a career in chemistry or a career that involves primarily chemical research. The awardee will be selected on the basis of academic record, ambition, and contributions to the Chemistry Department and the University.
Past Recipients

The Clark E. and Ann Bricker Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a second-year chemistry major for outstanding performance.
Past Recipients

The Chemistry Department Scholarship

Scholarship recognizing excellence in academics, commitment to chemical sciences career.
Past Recipients

James P. and Sharon A. Elrod Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes an undergraduate chemistry major for outstanding academic performance.
Past Recipients

The Fassnacht Scholarship (for Juniors or Seniors)

This scholarship will be awarded to an advanced undergraduate student with a declared major in chemistry. The awardee will be selected on the basis of academic record, commitment to a career in the chemical sciences, and participation in research, teaching and/or service to the Chemistry Department. (This scholarship is not available for Spring graduating seniors.)
Past Recipients

The Walter Gubar Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student in Chemistry based on merit and need.
Past Recipients

The Reynold T. Iwamoto Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a superior minority student at the undergraduate and/or graduate level who have chosen Chemistry as a major.
Past Recipients

The Owen W. Maloney Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding first year chemistry student.
Past Recipients

The Adrienne Hiscox Mitchell Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving woman in chemistry based on need or achievement.
Past Recipients

The K. Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate based on merit and/or need.
Past Recipients

Leonard V. Sorg Scholarship 

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning a career in the field of chemistry. The awardee will be selected on the basis of academic record, ambition, and demonstrated need.
Past Recipients

Talty Scholarship

Excellent performance by a chemistry major, based upon need and merit.
Past Recipients

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