Awards & Scholarships

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a number of scholarships and other awards available to Chemistry majors and incoming Freshmen who have declared as Chemistry majors.  The Scholarships and Awards Committee also reviews the academic records of all current Chemistry majors when considering awards.  Access our applications form for incoming freshman scholarships and letter of reference form, and be sure to have your materials in by the annual deadline of March 1st.

Additional opportunities for scholarships can be found through:

1.  The “Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences” program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Information on these NSF-STEM scholarships can be found at  www.stem-scholarships.cs.kent.edu.

2.  The Choose Ohio First scholarship program is designed to support training of students to support Ohio’s biomedical and biotechnology workforce.  Information on Choose Ohio First scholarships can be found at http://www.kent.edu/chooseohio1st/index.cfm
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3.  Kent State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  The REU program supports selected Chemistry majors for a 10-week period each summer to conduct research in Chemistry and allied fields.  Information on Kent State’s REU program can be found at http://www.kent.edu/chemistry/reu.

The Department recognizes its scholarship and award winners each year at our Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Honors Day Celebration held during Honors Week.  We invite all scholarship and award recipients along with all undergraduate Chemistry majors, Chemistry graduate students, and Chemistry faculty to attend a special colloquium in their honor.  The colloquium is followed by a brief awards program and reception.

An undergraduate student receives an award during the Honors Day Celebration.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships

Chemistry Honors Alumni Scholarship

Available to: Incoming Freshman

Eligibility: Based on credentials submitted for admission to Honors College; chemistry major.

Annual Amount: $2,000-8,930 according to academic qualifications.

Number of Awards Available: 1 per academic year

Renewable: Yes; must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better.

Leppo Family Medallion Scholarship Income Account

Available to: Incoming Freshman

Eligibility: Chemistry major; based on credentials submitted for admission to the University

Annual Amount: Full Tuition

Number of Awards Available: 1

Questions regarding the Founders Scholars Program should be directed to the Office of Admissions at 1-800-988-KENT.

Vinyl Scholarship in Chemistry

Available to: Incoming Freshman

Eligibility: Chemistry major; based on credentials submitted for admission to the University

Annual Amount: $1,500

Number of Awards Available: 1

Renewable: Yes; must maintain a 3.2 GPA or better.

Knauss Chemistry Scholarship

Available to: Incoming Freshman

Eligibility: Chemistry major; > 3.25 GPA

Annual Amount: $1,500

Number of Awards Available: 2

Renewable: Yes; must maintain a 3.2 GPA or better.

Lubrizol Scholarship

Available to: Juniors and Seniors

Eligibility: Chemistry major; > 3.2 GPA

Annual Amount: $2,000

Number of Awards Available: 1

Renewable: No.

Other Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships above, there are about two dozen other awards and prizes available.

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