Scholarships and Awards

Each year, the Chemistry Department awards several scholarships and departmental awards.  Scholarships are managed by the Office of Financial Aid, and the department is responsible for scholarship recipient selection on the basis of academic excellence and, for some scholarships, demonstrated need.  Departmental awards are given on the basis of outstanding academic performance at all levels of the curriculum, including the general chemistry honor roll, American Chemical Society (ACS) student awards in analytical, inorganic, and organic chemistry, and graduating senior awards of excellence from both the ACS and the American Institute of Chemists.

SCI Scholar – Selected by the ACS

2014 – Brooke Andrews – SCI Internship with Momentum in Stafford, TX

Irene Piscopo Rodgers ’59 and James Rodgers Research Endowment

Awarded to a chemistry major actively and successfully involved in undergraduate research. Recipient receives funds to help further their undergraduate research project and a monetary award.

2018-19: Matt Tovar

2017-18: Matt Tovar

2016-17: Kelly McDaniel

2015-16: Juliana Laszakovits

2014-15: Brooke Andrews

Roy Seldon Cook Scholarship in Chemistry

Generally awarded to an outstanding chemistry major. The monetary award can be used to defray educational costs.

2018-19: Lindsey Jones

2017-18: Hoang-Anh Tran

2016-17: Kwame Bempong

2015-16: Lonnie Harris

2014-15: Brooke Andrews

John Cope ’83 Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding major in one of the physical sciences.  This award rotates among the science departments. The monetary award can be used to defray educational costs.

2017-18: Poornima Rachel Sunder

Judith A. Crissman Scholarship in Chemistry

Awarded in memory of Dr. Crissman’s parents, Robert and Louise Crissman, to a rising junior or senior chemistry major.  The monetary award can be used to defray educational costs.

2018-19: Hannah Killian

2017-18: Lindsey Jones

2016-17: Hannah Kass

2015-16: Kelly McDaniel

2014-15: Juliana Laszakovits

Peggy Ellis Gill ’53 Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding major in one of the physical sciences.  This award rotates among the science departments. The monetary award can be used to defray educational costs.

2016-17: Kwame Bempong

Bernard L. Mahoney, Jr. Student Research Fellowship in Science

Awarded to a major in either chemistry, biochemistry, or biology who is actively and successfully involved in undergraduate research. Recipient receives funds to help further their undergraduate research project and a monetary award.

2018-19: Lindsey Jones

2017-18: Eric Hurwitz

Paula O’Gorman Rimnac ’47 Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding major in one of the physical sciences, with preference given to female students.  This award rotates among the science departments. The monetary award can be used to defray educational costs.

2017-18: Hannah Killian and Hoang-Anh Tran

American Chemical Society Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major

Awarded to an outstanding senior major. Includes a one-year membership to the American Chemical Society.

2017-18: Emily Henry

2016-17: Kelly McDaniel

2015-16: Lonnie Harris

2014-15: Brooke Andrews

2013-14: Eric Johnson

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American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Senior Award

Awarded to an excellent senior chemistry major. Includes a one-year membership in the American Institute of Chemists.

2017-18: Hoang-Anh Tran (Chemistry) and Poornima Rachel Sunder (Biochemistry)

2016-17: Sarah Heisey (Chemistry) and Hannah Kass (Biochemistry)

2015-16: Juliana Laszakovits

2014-15: Orlando Stewart

2013-14: Holly Perucci

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ACS Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Inorganic Chemistry

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. Awarded to student for outstanding performance in inorganic chemistry.

2017-18: Lindsey Jones

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ACS Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society and Joint Polymer Education Committee (POLYED). Awarded to student for outstanding performance in two semesters of organic chemistry.

2017-18: Chris Amurrio

2016-17: Rachel Sunder

2015-16: Hannah Kass

2014: Kelly McDaniel

2013: Anna Kania

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ACS (UMW’s own, Earl N. Meyer) Analytical Chemistry Award

Awarded to the student with the highest cumulative average in chemical analysis.

2017-18: Hannah Killian

2016-17: Andrew Franklin, Matthew Tovar

2015-16: Sonya Foley, Sarah Heisey

2014-15: Juliana Laszakovits, Kelly McDaniel

Spring 2013: Brooke Andrews

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General Chemistry Honor Roll

For outstanding performance in general chemistry.

2017-18 Honor Roll

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