Undergraduate Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered by the department to chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate majors.


ACS-HACH Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

The recipient will receive $10,000 per academic year as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

This scholarship is given to a chemistry major with a commitment to become a high school chemistry teacher. Available for up to six years, until such time as they complete the necessary coursework for the chemistry degree and teachers’ certification.

Recipients must enroll as full-time students and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Recipients must sign a yearly agreement committing to becoming a high school chemistry teacher, and a brief annual written statement to the donor describing their career status for the first five years after graduation. Recipients must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents. Economic need will be considered but shall not be the determining factor in selection.

Eligibility Requirements

Applies to All Scholarships

Major in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
Full-time student (at least 12 credits)

George H. and Billie Bush Emert Scholarship

Pays up to $3,600 toward tuition and student body fees.

One award will be given to an outstanding biochemistry major transitioning from the junior to senior year. The recipient will receive a scholarship for one semester of full in-state tuition and fees.

R. Gaurth Hansen Scholarship

Pays up to $3,600 toward tuition and student body fees.

One award will be given to an outstanding chemistry major transitioning from the junior to senior year. The recipient will receive a scholarship for one semester of full in-state tuition and fees.

Garth L. Lee Scholarship

Recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition and fees.

Three awards will be given to departmental chemistry and biochemistry majors who have demonstrated outstanding command of chemical science and have a demonstrated financial need. One award will go to each of the following:

  • A freshman transitioning to sophomore
  • A sophomore transitioning to junior
  • A junior transitioning to senior