Scholarships Help Our Students Succeed

A School of Molecular Sciences Scholarship recognizes the talent and hard work of the recipient, and also supports their learning so that they can advance their careers from students through to independent scientists. These scholarships identify students who show academic promise, and also a strong interest in making an impact in the Molecular Sciences.

Your contribution to one of our scholarship funds will help us to ensure that students from all backgrounds have an opportunity to make an impact in modern Molecular Science, and will help us to further diversify the support structure for our most deserving students.



2017 Wayne W. Luchsinger Chemistry Scholar: Guadalupe Batista2017 Wayne W. Luchsinger Chemistry Scholar: Guadalupe Batista

“My main aspiration is to become a pediatrician and volunteer with organizations such as Doctors without Borders for the majority of my work year.”

Emeritus Professor Wayne W. Luchsinger established this scholarship to support a deserving undergraduate student in the School of Molecular Sciences. The GI Bill provided Dr. Luchsinger with support to go to college, and preference for this scholarship is given to veterans of one of the U.S. military services.

2017 George M. Bateman Memorial Scholar: Lily Wayne2017 George M. Bateman Memorial Scholar: Lily Wayne

“As a female pursing a career in the STEM field, I feel even more encouraged after winning this award because my belief in myself to succeed strengthens.”

The George M. Bateman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1973 in honor of George M. Bateman, who 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, to support an outstanding student in the School of Molecular Sciences.

2017 Therald Moeller Scholar: Shannon Sipes2017 Therald Moeller Scholar: Shannon Sipes

“I would like to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of rare or untreatable illnesses. I would also love to use my experience and knowledge of chemistry to later become a chemistry teacher.”

The Therald Moeller Scholarship was established in the 1980's in honor of Emeritus Professor Therald Moeller, a past Chair of the former Chemistry Department who was instrumental in advancing inorganic chemistry as a discipline at the national level, to support a student in the School of Molecular Sciences. Preference is given to students with interest in a career in chemistry.

2017 Arizona Society for Coatings Technology Scholar: Hoang Nguyen2017 Arizona Society for Coatings Technology Scholar: Hoang Nguyen

"I would like to become a physician scientist and this scholarship means a lot to me as I pursuing my goal.”

This scholarship seeks to promote the scholarship pursuits of students who could make a positive impact on the paint and coatings industries in Arizona. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient is granted a student membership in the Arizona Society for Coatings Technology for the award year.

2016 School of Molecular Sciences Scholars:

Kareem Eid

"I am planning on going to medical school and becoming a practicing physician."

Tala Mujahed

"My goal is to attend medical school and study the effects of therapies on biochemical pathways and physiologic responses."

Madeline StPeter

"I want to continue my education by attending Pharmacy school or getting into a PhD program in biochemistry."

Huiyu Hu

"I plan to use this award to support my passion for biochemistry."

Rebecca Paxton

"I hope to attend graduate school in biochemistry or materials science"

Support the School of Molecular Sciences

The School of Molecular Sciences requests your help by supporting our students and the hard work of our faculty and staff as we build the new establishing new scholarship opportunities for our most deserving students. The School recognizes that a diverse scientific community is an innovative community, and seeks to help students of all backgrounds achieve their educational goals and contribute to the emerging field of Molecular Science.

The School is taking advantage of Campaign ASU 2020 to initiate three new scholarship opportunities to support Women in Molecular Science, our First Generation students and our students who are Veterans. Or, you can choose to contribute to our existing SMS Scholarship Fund or to the SMS General Fund.

  • The 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

    Click here to contribute to the SMS Veterans Scholarship Fund