Excellence Awards

Scholarships Available through the Chemistry Department

 

Freshman

Bates Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research support in the department. Made possible by the generous gift of Roger Bates. Approximately $2,500 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Bradspies Research Fellowship – The award includes $3,000 for summer research for a chemistry major of high academic achievement for research support in the department. Made possible by the gift of Juanita Bradspies, chemistry major, class of 1959. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Jay A. Pirog Scholarship – Annual award to animal science and chemistry major (one each) who have a financial need and maintain a 3.2 GPA. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Jack Ragle Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research in physical chemistry. Made possible by the generous gift of a chemistry alum. Approximately $4,000 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Edward Shapiro Scholarship Fund - Scholarships based on need and scholarship to a son or daughter of a New England Nuclear employee, son or daughter of a Massachusetts subsidiary of Dupont, or, if no candidates from these two categories, a chemistry major at any of the UMass campuses. Awarded to students who are matriculated at UMass, chemistry majors, and in the freshman to junior classes. Awards are 2-5 awards of $500 each. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Mr. Tompkins Award – Awarded to one chemistry major that includes a $150 prize who have shown devotion to the discipline by success in the research lab. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Sophomores

Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry from ACS - The award is for those with interest in analytical chemistry and to recognize students who display and aptitude for a career in the field. The award consists of a personalized certificate and souvenir item. Also, each month the award recipient will receive an email from Analytical Chemistry with highlights from the journal, especially the news an feature sections. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.

Bates Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research support in the department. Made possible by the generous gift of Roger Bates. Approximately $2,500 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Bradspies Research Fellowship – The award includes $3,000 for summer research for a chemistry major of high academic achievement for research support in the department. Made possible by the gift of Juanita Bradspies, chemistry major, class of 1959. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Jay A. Pirog Scholarship - Annual award to animal science and chemistry major (one each) who have a financial need and maintain a 3.2 GPA. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Jack Ragle Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research in physical chemistry. Made possible by the generous gift of a chemistry alum. Approximately $4,000 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Edward Shapiro Scholarship Fund - Scholarships based on need and scholarship to a son or daughter of a New England Nuclear employee, son or daughter of a Massachusetts subsidiary of Dupont, or, if no candidates from these two categories, a chemistry major at any of the UMass campuses. Awarded to students who are matriculated at UMass, chemistry majors, and in the freshman to junior classes. Awards are 2-5 awards of $500 each. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Mr. Tompkins Award – Awarded to one chemistry major that includes a $150 prize who have shown devotion to the discipline by success in the research lab. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Juniors

Bates Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research support in the department. Made possible by the generous gift of Roger Bates. Approximately $2,500 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Bradspies Research Fellowship – The award includes $3,000 for summer research for a chemistry major of high academic achievement for research support in the department. Made possible by the gift of Juanita Bradspies, chemistry major, class of 1959. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Inorganic Chemistry Award from the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society – Award certificate from the Division and a letter of commendation from the Division Chair.  Name and affiliation with UMass will be posted on a list available on the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry website. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.

Jay A. Pirog Scholarship - Annual award to animal science and chemistry major (one each) who have a financial need and maintain a 3.2 GPA. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Jack Ragle Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research in physical chemistry. Made possible by the generous gift of a chemistry alum. Approximately $4,000 award. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.

Edward Shapiro Scholarship Fund - Scholarships based on need and scholarship to a son or daughter of a New England Nuclear employee, son or daughter of a Massachusetts subsidiary of Dupont, or, if no candidates from these two categories, a chemistry major at any of the UMass campuses. Awarded to students who are matriculated at UMass, chemistry majors, and in the freshman to junior classes. Awards are 2-5 awards of $500 each. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Mr. Tompkins Award – Awarded to one chemistry major that includes a $150 prize who have shown devotion to the discipline by success in the research lab. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Oliver Zajicek Memorial Scholarship Award – Awarded to a chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in research in analytical chemistry. Awardee selected by the Analytical Division Faculty. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required. Approximately $400 award. 

Seniors

Bates Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research support in the department. Made possible by the generous gift of Roger Bates. Approximately $2,500 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Bradspies Research Fellowship – The award includes $3,000 for summer research for a chemistry major of high academic achievement for research support in the department. Made possible by the gift of Juanita Bradspies, chemistry major, class of 1959. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Connecticut Valley Section of the ACS (CVS/ACS) Student Award – This award includes a one-year membership to the American Chemical Society, a subscription to the ACS Journal of the student's choice and $75. It is presented annually to a graduating senior at the CVS Undergraduate Student Research Symposium. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Departmental Recognition Award – Awarded to two chemistry majors of high academic achievement, service to the department, and/or outstanding research.  If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required in the spring of your senior year. 

Richard W. Fessenden Award – This award is given to a graduating senior chemistry major who exemplifies exemplary scholarship and citizenship. This award comes with $100 and inscription of name on Fessenden Plaque. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Hypercube Scholar Award – This award includes a plaque and the latest professional version of HyperChem software. Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend graduate school, must be working with theory in their undergraduate research, and whose career plans might include molecular modeling. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.

Inorganic Chemistry Award from the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society – Award certificate from the Division and a letter of commendation from the Division Chair.   Name and affiliation with UMass will be posted on a list available on the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry website. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.

Organic Chemistry Award from the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society – Award certificate from the Division and a letter of commendation from the Division Chair. Name and affiliation with UMass will be posted on a list available on the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry website. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.

Jay A. Pirog Scholarship – Annual award to animal science and chemistry major (one each) who have a financial need and maintain a 3.2 GPA. By Award Selection Committee only (no application or nomination required).

Jack Ragle Summer Research Fellowship – Awarded to a chemistry major of high academic achievement for summer research in physical chemistry. Made possible by the generous gift of ........ Approximately $4,000 award. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Senior Class Award – Awarded to a member of the senior class for exemplary scholarship and citizenship as voted upon by the senior chemistry majors, includes a $200 prize.

Mr. Tompkins Award – Awarded to one chemistry major that includes a $150 prize who have shown devotion to the discipline by success in the research lab. If interested, a Faculty member recommendation and Student application are required.

Oliver Zajicek Memorial Scholarship Award – Awarded to a chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in research in analytical chemistry. Awardee selected by the Analytical Division Faculty. If interested, a Faculty member nomination is required.  Approximately $400 award.