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Undergraduate Chemistry

National Awards and Scholarships

Every year, our chemistry majors compete for and win prestigious awards at the national level such as the Hach Scientific Foundation Scholarship, the Goldwater Scholarship, and more.  

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Each year, Hach Foundation Scholarships are awarded to as many as two Chemistry majors who intend to pursue careers in K-12 teaching. The Hach Foundation mission is “to foster and support chemistry education, and to make evident the interdependence between chemistry education and the public.” Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The annual award amount is $6,000.

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The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished undergraduate scholarship initiative that provides up to $7,500 per year for college sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering pursuing careers in research. This highly prestigious and competitive award is granted to up to 300 students nationwide.

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A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the Life Sciences industry, and intends to enter the Life Sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, majoring in a Life Sciences related field of study, a $10,000 scholarship award ($5,000 per year for junior and senior year). In addition, the Clarkston Scholar will receive exposure to the Life Sciences industry through mentoring with Clarkston Consulting and participation in Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) events over the course of the two-year scholarship award period. The recipient will be awarded the scholarship at the LSPA Annual Dinner, which will take place on March 11, 2020. Learn more!

Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, Marshall Scholarships offer 1 – 3 years of post-graduate study to young Americans to a pursue a graduate degree in the United Kingdom in almost any field of study. Marshall Scholars receive funding for graduate study, including tuition, stipend and travel expenses. 

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Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the U.K. to study at the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a person’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. The Scholarship covers one to three years of full-time, residential graduate study at Cambridge University, including tuition, stipend, and travel expenses. Disclaimer: The proposed graduate study cannot be in neuroscience or for professional degrees that emphasize skills and practical analysis such as business, law, public health, public policy, and social work.

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is now the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Applicants for study/research awards either design their own projects, typically working with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education, or enroll in one year of graduate degree study.

The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the first step is to familiarize yourself with the program summary for the host country. You can also see which countries offer graduate degree study, or field specific awards on the study/research award page.

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The Rhodes Trust offers the “oldest and most celebrated” international postgraduate awards for students to study at the University of Oxford.  Rhodes Scholars are young leaders of outstanding character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others, and show promise of becoming value-driven leaders for the world’s future.

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