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George M. Bateman Memorial Scholarship

The George M. Bateman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1973 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.

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 the 1980's 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 interest in a career in chemistry.

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 in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Dr. Luchsinger joined the ASU faculty in 1966 and retired in 1984. He, his wife Sadie, and their four children, Sharon, Jerry, David, and Susie, treasured their association with ASU. 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.

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 seeks to promote the scholarship pursuits of students who could make a positive impact on these industries in Arizona. These industries need graduates with a strong chemistry foundation, including lab skills and knowledge of 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.

Recipient will excel in laboratory courses and research.
Recipient is expected to make a presentation describing his or her studies at least once at a society meeting during the award year.

Donor requires a recipient to be enrolled in the School of Molecular Sciences.
Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Chemistry. If no such candidates are available, additional preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in other related fields with a strong interest in the paint and coatings industry with a focus on polymers.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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Edward B. Skibo Memorial Scholarship

The Edward B. Skibo Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of longtime chemistry professor Edward B. Skibo to create a permanent legacy of his and next generations contributions to medicinal chemistry.

Dr. Skibo devoted much of his professional life researching the development of cancer drugs and educating young minds in the various fields of organic chemistry. He held many patents, including a patent for Yujungamycin named in honor of his wife, Yujung. He was a beloved teacher whose students praised his ability to relate material to life outside of the lab.

Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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John Holloway Undergraduate Scholarship 

The John Holloway Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2017 in honor of Emeritus Professor John Holloway to continue his legacy of inspiring the next generation of scientists who can change the world.

Dr. Holloway came to ASU as part of an effort to combine the research fields of chemistry and geology in 1969. 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 waypoint for students of all levels, researchers, and visitors from around the world.

Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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Ted Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Ted Brown Memorial Chemistry Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Emeritus Professor Ted Brown through an endowment by Dr. Brian Rasley, professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks and former student. The purpose of this is to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in SMS, currently in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Ted Brown joined ASU in 1963, during his 36 years as a faculty member he has maintained an active research program 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. He retired in 1999.

The Recipient(s) of this scholarship shall be first generation undergraduate students. Recipient(s) shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. If possible, it is preferred the award benefit Native American students who have an affiliation with a federally-recognized or state-recognized tribe.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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SMS First Generation Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to provide support for an undergraduate student and help to encourage first generation undergraduate students to pursue a degree and career in the molecular sciences.

This scholarship will be given to a first generation undergraduate to pursue a degree and career in the molecular sciences.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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SMS Women in Molecular Science Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to provide support for an undergraduate student and help to encourage more women to pursue a degree and career in the molecular sciences.

The Scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference will be given to a female undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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SMS Veterans Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to provide support for an undergraduate student and help to encourage military veterans, or children of military veterans undergraduate students to pursue a degree and career in the molecular sciences.

The Scholarship is to given to an undergraduate student veterans or children of military veterans to pursue a degree and career in the molecular sciences.

Application Deadline: February 15.

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School of Molecular Sciences Scholarship

The School of Molecular Sciences Scholarship support outstanding students completing degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences. The number of scholarships awarded in an academic year is variable.

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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