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Departmental Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Through the generosity of private donors, the Department of Chemistry is able to provide several scholarships and awards each year to graduate students for outstanding scholastic achievements. An annual Chemistry Department Awards Presentation 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

The Frank B. Dains Award

Award given to an outstanding first-year graduate teaching assistant.
Past Recipients

The H. P. Cady Award

Award given to a first-year graduate student for excellent performance.
Past Recipients

The Ray Q. Brewster Award

Award given to an advanced graduate teaching assistant.
Past Recipients

The Snyder Award

Award given to a graduate student of considerable promise.
Past Recipients

The J. K. Lee Award in Analytical Chemistry

Award given for superior academic performance and research accomplishments by an advanced doctoral student.
Past Recipients

Kuwana Graduate Opportunity Fund

Awards to graduate students pursuing studies in Analytical Chemistry with a preference given to those who are associated with the Adams Institute. 
Past Recipients

The Ernest and Marvel Griswold Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Awarded to an outstanding advanced graduate student in inorganic chemistry.
Past Recipients

The Frank B. Dains Award in Organic Chemistry

Award given for superior academic performance and research accomplishments by an advanced doctoral student.
Past Recipients

The Paul and Helen Gilles Award in Physical Chemistry

Award given for superior academic performance and research accomplishments by an advanced doctoral student.
Past Recipients

The Higuchi Doctoral Progress Award

Award given to a superior, post-comprehensive graduate student in his or her final year.
Past Recipients


Scholarships

The Adrienne Hiscox Mitchell Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to an outstanding female graduate student).
Past Recipients

The Ralph E. and Esther Weik Badgley Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to an outstanding woman graduate student based on achievement or need.
Past Recipients

The Thomas A. Milne Scholarship (New Scholarship!)

Scholarship awarded to a woman graduate student earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry for subsequent careers in teaching or research.
Past Recipients

The Charles and Beatrice Kulier Scholarship (New Scholarship!)

Scholarship awarded to a graduate students in chemistry.
Past Recipients

The Reynold T. Iwamoto Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to a graduate student in chemistry; award based on academic performance.
Past Recipients

The Kenneth L. and Gertrude Irene Marsi Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to a graduate student(s) based on both merit and need.
Past Recipients

McCollum Research Scholarship

Research scholarship awarded to outstanding advanced graduate students.
Past Recipients

Lagat The Takeru & Aya Higuchi Physical Chemistry Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to a deserving graduate student in physical chemistry.
Past Recipients


Chemistry department receives more than $6 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
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