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Scholarships & Fellowships


Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

The Faith Van Nice Scholarship recognizes exceptional University of Oregon undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Applications are solicited each spring term and an award is made when an exceptional student is identified. The typical award amount is $3750. Learn more

The Kuntz-Swinehart Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually in recognition of academic excellence to one or more undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The typical award amount is $1000. Learn more

The P-Chem Undergraduate Fellowship provides funding for students to conduct research during the summer in a physical chemistry lab at the University of Oregon, under the mentorship of a physical chemistry faculty member. Awards range from $3,000 – $5,000, depending upon available funding. Learn more

The SAACS Summer Research Awards are offered by the UO Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) to support undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors’ ability to complete summer research in their lab here at the UO, or elsewhere on an REU summer program. One or two $500 awards are offered, depending upon available funding. Learn more

Not offered for Summer 2019

The Rosaria Haugland Graduate Research Fellowship is a three-year, full graduate fellowship and tuition award presented every three years to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Learn more

The John Keana Graduate Research Fellowship is offered annually to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon SOS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or physics at the U of O. Twelve to fifteen scholarships are awarded to incoming students each year. Scholarships are based on both merit and financial need, as determined by the student's FAFSA. Learn more

The Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program is a comprehensive research experience designed to develop the next generation of leading researchers. The program immerses a cohort of students in a full year of research in a Knight Campus affiliated lab from January to December each year. The program provides a $7,500 stipend that will be paid out over the course of the calendar year. Learn more

The Presidential Undergraduate Research Scholars program (PURS) program provides undergraduate students in the fields of chemistry, physics, earth sciences and mathematics with an opportunity to conduct research during the academic year under the guidance of a UO faculty mentor. The program emphasizes engaging students in research that are from populations underrepresented in these fields. The program was created through funding provided by Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, Geraldine Richmond. Scholars receive a $5,000 research stipend during the academic year. Learn more

The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. UO McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools. The program's limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture. Learn more

The University of Oregon Experiencing Science Practices through Research to Inspire Teaching (ESPRIT) Program is designed to recruit, prepare, and support UO science majors for K-12 science teaching careers in high need school districts. The program addresses the need for highly qualified science teachers by supporting a summer science research experience, coursework in promoting equity and diversity in schools, and teacher community-building activities. ESPRIT is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program by a 5-year $1.2 million award. Learn more

The University of Oregon Graduate School administers a range of fellowships and research awards annually that w range from $500 to $20,000 per year and, in some cases, include tuition support. Learn more

Additional UO scholarships can be found by visiting the Office of Financial Aid scholarships page

Other Opportunities

The UO Distinguished Scholarships website has information and application instructions for numerous distinguished scholarships, including the Barry M. Goldwater, Rhodes, Fulbright, and many other scholarship programs. Learn more

The nomination for the Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry shall be a senior woman chemistry student in an accredited college or university (that grants a four-year degree). The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi. Each department shall be entitled to make one nomination. The honorarium will be $500.

The nomination for the Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship shall have attained junior standing in her curriculum at an accredited college or university and must have at least one semester of work to complete as of August 1 following the announcement. The nominee MUST be a member of Iota Sigma Pi at the time of her nomination. Individuals who are not members, but who wish to be nominated for the scholarship, must be made by a member of Iota Sigma Pi and supported by members of the faculty of the nominee's institution. Only one nomination may be submitted from any one department within a college or university. A $2,000 stipend and certificate will be awarded annually.

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, in conjunction with the UO, awards merit scholarships to selected academically talented high school seniors for undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon. Prospective UO freshmen who have been awarded College-Sponsored Finalist standing, and who have listed the University of Oregon as their "first choice" school on the NMSC Scholarship Application, are eligible to receive a National Merit Scholarship at the UO. Learn more

The American Chemical Society offers a variety of awards for both undergraduate and graduate chemistry students. Learn more

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