Deadline: Applications for Spring Semester scholarships are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17.
Questions concerning any of the scholarships may be addressed to any Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty member.
- Chemistry Scholarship Application Form
- Chemistry B.S. Teaching 9-12 Application Form
- Chemistry/General Science Teaching 5-12 Application Form
Application forms will also available at that time in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Office, WSB-358.
An unofficial copy of your transcript must be included when you submit the completed application form.
Chemistry awards scholarships twice a year. Over the past 20 years, over 300 scholarships totaling over $42,000 have been awarded.
Awards are made to qualified chemistry majors or minors, B.S. Chemistry Education majors and Chemistry/General Science Education majors and are based on both scholarship and progress toward completion of the major or minor. Awards will be subject to a maximum of $1,000 per student per baccalaureate degree.
You must be enrolled for at least one credit during the semester in which you receive the scholarship.
There are three types of scholarships available to chemistry majors and minors:
The Chemistry Scholarship is an award for one semester which varies in amount and may be received more than once. To be eligible, you must be admitted to or filed an application for a chemistry major or minor or a B.S. Chemistry Education major or Chemistry/General Science Education major. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in chemistry courses is required and you must have completed a minimum of eight credits of Chemistry at SCSU. This scholarship is awarded for both fall and spring semesters.
David Sorensen Scholarship
The David Sorensen Scholarship is a $400 scholarship ($200 for fall and $200 for spring semester) for outstanding performance during the first two years of chemistry at SCSU and may be received only once. To be eligible, you must be admitted to or filed an application for a chemistry major or minor. Transfer students are not eligible. The student must be a second year student at SCSU and have completed Chem 210, 211, 310, and be enrolled in Chem 311 and have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in chemistry courses. Applications for this scholarship are accepted at the spring semester deadline only.
John Laakso Scholarship
The John Laakso Scholarship is a $500 scholarship ($250 for fall semester and $250 for spring semester) for our top senior-level student and may be received only once. To be eligible, you must be admitted to or filed an application for a chemistry major or a B.S. Teaching-Chemistry Emphasis major. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 in chemistry courses is required and you must have completed a minimum of twenty-five credits of chemistry at SCSU. Applications for this scholarship are accepted at the spring semester deadline only.