Awards and Scholarships
Attending scientific meetings is an important way to broaden one’s perspectives on chemistry and the chemical profession and to begin establishing a professional network. There are several sources of funding to help cover the costs associated with meeting attendance. Some funds may be available from external grants associated with the research. Ask your preceptor about this possibility. The local section of the ACS also provides travel awards for active members of the Nittany Chemical Society. Speak to the NCS faculty advisor for more information. Finally, Penn State has a university-wide program for funding undergraduate conference travel. Details on how to apply can be found at https://undergradresearch.psu.edu/travel/index.cfm. Conference travel request forms should be submitted to the chemistry department's Undergraduate Program Office.
University Scholarship Resources
In addition to the above chemistry-specific scholarships and awards, Chemistry majors often compete effectively for university-wide as well as nationally prestigious awards such as the Goldwater, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholarships. For more information, visit the University Fellowships Office website or speak to the staff in the University Fellowships Office (321 Boucke Building), who are happy to assist you in the preparation and submission of scholarship applications.