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SMS scholarships are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please click on "Scholarship Information and Apply" button to learn more and submit your applications.

George M. Bateman Memorial Scholarship

The George M. Bateman Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of George M. Bateman to support an outstanding student in the School of Molecular Sciences. Dr. Bateman was the first faculty member with a doctoral degree at Arizona State Teacher's College and was instrumental in the development of many physical science departments. The Bateman Physical Sciences Building is named after him.

The George M. Bateman Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an excellent Arizona-resident student in their first year in college studying chemistry, biochemistry or biophysics.

Amount: $1,500

Applicants should be in first year of college and have graduated from an Arizona high school.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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Therald Moeller Scholarship

The Therald Moeller Scholarship was established in honor of Emeritus Professor Therald Moeller to support a student in the School of Molecular Sciences. Dr. Moeller, past Chair of the former Chemistry Department, was instrumental in advancing inorganic chemistry as a discipline at the national level. He authored or edited texts used for advanced Inorganic Chemistry courses and was co-founder of the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

Preference will be given to students with an interest in a career in chemistry.

Amount: 
$1,000
Application Deadline: February 15.

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Wayne W. Luchsinger Chemistry Scholarship

Emeritus Professor Wayne W. Luchsinger established this scholarship to support an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry or biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences. The GI Bill provided Dr. Luchsinger with support to go to college, and preference for this scholarship will be given to veterans of one of the U.S. military services.

Amount: $4,500
Application Deadline: February 15.

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Arizona Society for Coatings Technology Scholarship

Arizona Society for Coatings Technology is comprised of representatives from the paint and coatings industry. This scholarship supports students with the potential to make a positive impact on these industries in Arizona including those with knowledge of chemistry lab skills and experience with (bio)polymers. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience relevant to coatings, paint and polymers. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will be granted a student membership in the Arizona Society for Coatings Technology for the award year. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Amount: $2,250
Application Deadline: February 15.

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Edward B. Skibo Memorial Scholarship

The Edward B. Skibo Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of ASU chemistry professor Edward B. Skibo to create a permanent legacy of his research and teaching contributions to medicinal and organic chemistry.

The Edward B. Skibo Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student with an interest in a career in organic or medicinal chemistry. Preference is given to students who have completed research in medicinal or organic chemistry especially with a supervisor in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Amount: $900
Application Deadline: February 15.

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John Holloway Undergraduate Scholarship 

The John Holloway Undergraduate Scholarship was established in honor of Emeritus Professor John Holloway. Dr. Holloway came to ASU as part of an effort to combine the research fields of chemistry and geology. He built an innovative and highly productive experimental program in high-pressure research and became a world-famous experimental petrologist. His Depths of the Earth (DotE) laboratory served as a nexus for students of all levels, researchers, and visitors from around the world. The John Holloway Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded once annually to a student pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to those students evidencing aptitude to make significant contributions in a science or technology career.

Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: February 15.

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Ted Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Ted Brown Memorial Chemistry Scholarship was established in honor of Emeritus Professor Ted Brown. During his 36 years at ASU, Ted Brown undertook research in transition metal chemistry, with particular focus on the early metals from Groups IV, V and VI. He was a visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 1973 and at Purdue University in 1981. In addition to teaching both general chemistry and inorganic chemistry, he was also the Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 1987 - 1997.

The Ted Brown Memorial Chemistry Scholarship is awarded annually to a first generation undergraduate student with documented financial need as defined by ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. Preference will be given Native American students who have an affiliation with a federally-recognized or state-recognized tribe.

Amount: $500
Application Deadline: February 15.

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SMS First Generation Scholarship

The School of Molecular Sciences First Generation Scholarships support outstanding, first generation undergraduate students completing degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to students engaged in research projects under the supervision of a School of Molecular Sciences faculty member.

Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: February 15.

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SMS Women in Molecular Science Scholarship

The School of Molecular Sciences Women in Molecular Sciences Scholarships support outstanding women pursuing undergraduate degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to students engaged in research projects under the supervision of a School of Molecular Sciences faculty member.

Amount: $1,000.
Application Deadline: February 15.

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SMS Veterans Scholarship

The School of Molecular Sciences Veterans Scholarships support outstanding military veteran or children of military veterans pursuing undergraduate degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to students engaged in research projects under the supervision of a School of Molecular Sciences faculty member.

Amount: $1,000.
Application Deadline: February 15.

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School of Molecular Sciences Scholarship

The School of Molecular Sciences Scholarships support outstanding students completing degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to students engaged in research projects under the supervision of a School of Molecular Sciences faculty member.

Amount: $1,000

Additional criteria: 

Applicants must have earned at least 12 ASU units by deadline date.
Preference will be given to students engaged in research projects under the supervision of a School of Molecular Sciences faculty member.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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