For external (outside department) Honors and Awards, nominations are due to the Honors and Awards Committee 2 weeks prior to final deadline unless otherwise stated.

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Fall Term:
Milton Harris Faculty Teaching Award  - The Honors and Awards committee makes recommendations to the department chair in early September. This award is presented at the fall picnic put on by the Department of Chemistry.
James H. Krueger Faculty Teaching Award  - The Honors and Awards committee makes recommendations to the department chair in early September. This award is presented at the fall picnic put on by the Department of Chemistry.

Staff Service AwardThe Honors and Awards committee calls upon faculty and staff (via E-mail) for nominations in early September. Committee makes recommendations to department chair. This award is presented at the fall picnic put on by the Department of Chemistry.

Milton Harris Graduate Teaching AwardThe Honors and Awards committee calls upon faculty and staff (via E-mail) for nominations in early September. Committee makes recommendations to department chair. These awards are presented at the fall picnic put on by the Department of Chemistry.

 

Winter Term:
Herbert F. Frolander Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching AssistantFaculty should submit a one-page (maximum) nomination letter to the Honors and Awards committee by March 15th. The committee will rank nominations and make recommendations to the department chair. Once decisions are made, the department chair, department secretary, and awards committee will work with faculty to complete nomination packages for submission to the Graduate School. Deadline for final submission to the Graduate School is by 5 PM on March 31st. For additional information, please see the following link: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance/awards/frolander-outstanding-gta
Lenore Bayley Graduate FellowshipFaculty should submit a one-page (maximum) nomination letter to the Honors and Awards committee by January 15th. The committee will rank nominations and make recommendations to the department chair. Once decisions are made, the department chair, department secretary, and awards committee will work with faculty to complete nomination packages for submission to the Graduate School. The nomination is completed online (please see link below). Deadline for final submission to the university is usually in early February. The department can only submit one nomination to the Graduate School. For additional information, please see the following link: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/bayley-fellowship
P.F. Yerex & Nellie Buck Yerex Graduate FellowshipFaculty should submit a one-page (maximum) nomination letter to the Honors and Awards committee by January 15th. The committee will rank nominations and make recommendations to the department chair. Once decisions are made, the department chair, department secretary, and awards committee will work with faculty to complete nomination packages for submission to the Graduate School. The nomination is completed online (please see link below). Deadline for final submission is usually in early February. The department can only submit one nomination to the Graduate School. For additional information, please see the following link: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/yerex-fellowship
Oregon Lottery Graduate ScholarshipFaculty should submit a one-page (maximum) nomination letter to the Honors and Awards committee by February 15th. The committee will rank nominations and make recommendations to the department chair. Once decisions are made, the department chair, department secretary, and awards committee will work with faculty to complete nomination packages for submission to the Graduate School. The nomination is completed online (please see link below). Deadline for final submission is usually in the middle of March. The department can submit three nominations in rank order to the Graduate School. For additional information, please see the following link: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/oregon-lottery-scholarship

In general, any faculty nomination that requires backing from the department head, should have a one-page (maximum) nominating letter submitted to the Honors and Awards committee two weeks in advance of the official deadline.

For more information on all scholarships/fellowships administered by the Graduate School, please the Financing Your Education link on the Graduate School Website

 

Deadline to nominate students for the below awards/fellowships is April 15, 2016
Spring Term:
Undergraduate Awards Graduate Awards (No Summer Stipend)
CRC Top First Year AwardRecipients get engraved copies of CRC handbook. Honors and Awards committee calls upon faculty involved in CH 23x series (via E-mail) for nominations during the middle of Spring term. Committee makes recommendations to department chair. These awards are presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.

Ingram AwardAnnual award is given to the student who has compiled the best record in all first-year courses and graduate student responsibilities.  William Jackson Ingram was born in 1905 into a pioneer Oregon family that came to this valley in the 1840's from England.  They settled around the Lebanon area.  At one time the family group owned 15 miles of farms across this valley.  There is an island named after the Ingrams, and a city park in Lebanon named after his uncle, Booth.

William did his undergraduate work at Lewis and Clark College - then known as Albany College.  He chose Oregon State for his graduate work in chemistry for the fine reputation of its professors.

For most of his life he worked for the State of Oregon in the Agriculture Department in Salem.  He was an analytical, research chemist. (He belonged to the American Chemical Society for years.)  His work covered many topics.  His efforts on analyzing milk resulted in the statement on the back of our milk cartons governing the contents, and he found mercury in fish and arsenic in animal feed-all things that protect the people of Oregon.

Top Sophomore Award - Lifetime membership in the National Honorary Chemical Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon.  Has been based on performance in CH 334-336 and CH 361-362. Honors and Awards committee calls upon faculty involved in CH 334-336 and 361-362 (via E-mail) for nominations during the middle of Spring term. Committee makes a recommendation to department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.

Benedict AwardAnnual award is given to the second-year graduate student who has compiled the best record in all courses and has a strong start on research.  Dr. Benedict was an eminent scholar and highly respected in his field.  He served for many years on the faculty at Chico State, beginning in the 1930s.  He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees at Stanford University and his doctorate at Northwestern University.  He served as a research chemist for Standard Oil before entering the field of education.

During World War II, Dr. Benedict served in the U.S. Navy, part of the time as an instructor in celestial navigation.  His background in this field included sailing experience, having on one occasion taken a sailboat through the Panama Canal.  When he left the Navy at the end of World War II, he held the rank of lieutenant commander.

Top Third Year Award in Analytical ChemistryRecipient gets 1 year subscription to Analytical Chemistry. Based on performance in CH 421, CH 422, CH 461. Honors and Awards committee calls upon Prof. Simonich (via E-mail) for nominations during the middle of Spring term. Prof. Simonich works with analytical division on making a decision. Committee makes recommendations to department chair. These awards are presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.  More information can be found at the following link: http://www.analyticalsciences.org/awards.php?action=undergrad Max Deinzer Award - (Started in 2014) This annual award, in memory of Chemistry Professor Max Deinzer, is given to the third year Chemistry graduate student who has demonstrated significant research accomplishments at OSU during his/her graduate career to date.

Professor Deinzer joined the faculty at OSU in 1973 and continued to be an active contributor for nearly forty years until his passing in 2012. He made substantial contributions to the development of mass spectrometry technology as well as to its applications. His contributions to instrumentation included the development of negative ion mass spectrometry techniques. He is maybe best known for his contributions to the theory and practical realization of electron capture ionization techniques.

Professor Deinzer was also known for his innovative applications of mass spectrometry to biomedical and life sciences research. He made significant contribution to the field of protein characterization. Max published seminal papers on protein folding and modification mapping already in the early nineties at the very dawn of the field that later become known as proteomics. Together with Dr. Reed, the EHSC Director at that time, he published many papers on the adduction of reactive intermediates of xenobiotics to proteins. Professor Deinzer and Dr. Mike Schimerlik were early enthusiasts of hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry and recognized the potential of this technique to obtain structural information of proteins.
ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award - The purpose of this award is to recognize achievement by undergraduate students in inorganic chemistry and to encourage further study in the field. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level based on any combination of research, coursework, and/or motivation / interest / dedication.” Honors and Awards committee calls upon Prof. Lerner (via E-mail) for nominations during the middle of Spring term. Prof. Lerner works with inorganic division on making a decision. Committee makes recommendations to department chair. These awards are presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.  More information can be found at the following link: http://acsdic.org/wordpress/  
Merck AwardAwarded to an undergraduate student who shows potential for a career in medical or dental or life sciences with a high GPA and career potential. Recipient gets a copy of the Merck handbook. Honors and Awards committee usually makes an in-house decision on this award, but may solicit faculty input during the middle of Spring term. Committee makes a recommendation to department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.  
AiChEAwarded to the best graduating senior that is most likely going off to grad school with a high GPA and career potential. Honors and Awards committee usually makes an in-house decision on this award, but may solicit faculty input during the middle of Spring term. Committee makes a recommendation to department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.  
HyperCube ScholarAwarded to a high-ranking student that has used computational chemistry in undergrad research or has potential to make use of the software in grad school with a high GPA and career potential. Honors and Awards committee usually makes an in-house decision on this award, but may solicit faculty input during the middle of Spring term. Committee makes a recommendation to department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.  
   
 Undergraduate Scholarships Graduate Fellowships (Summer Stipend Included)

Peter B. Culter Memorial Scholarship - Established by the family of Mr. Culter (BS '59) who was the first scientist to detect radiation over the USA from the Chernobyl reactor explosion.  He also contributed to the use of radiation physics in the detection of rare birth defects.

Awarded to second or third year students who reside in the United States. The Peter C. Culter Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the Department of Chemistry to one or more undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Chemistry.  Recipients must be residents of the United States, enrolled as full-time students in the College of Science with either junior or senior standing in Chemistry while receiving the scholarship and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.  The scholarship is renewable for one year provided the recipient continues to be enrolled full-time in the College of Science, maintains a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0 and notifies the Honors and Awards Committee of their desire that the renewal be granted.  Special consideration is given to students who have financial need.  Typically, 2 or 3 Culter Scholarships are awarded per year.

N.L. Tartar Research Project- The department provides competitive summer support to students whose research is related to human health. Awards assist graduate students in chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology. Priority given to US Citizens.  Dr. Tartar was born in 1894 in Pedee.  His family moved to Corvallis in 1899.  He completed schooling in Corvallis and graduated from the school of pharmacy at OSU in 1915 after which he practiced pharmacy in Corvallis for a few years.  He then went to the University of Chicago and obtained an M.D. in 1922.  He spent his entire professional life in Corvallis and when he died he left in his will a trust, the income from which was to "be applied and used to awarding research fellowships to promising scientists in the fields of chemistry and bacteriology relating to human diseases..."

Carrol W. and Gerry A. DeKock Scholarship -Established in honor of Carroll DeKock, a member of the Department for over thirty years, chair for fourteen years and inspirational teacher in the general chemistry program until his retirement in Spring 1999.

Awarded to first and second year students.  The Carroll DeKock Scholarship is awarded annually by the Department of Chemistry to one or more undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Chemistry.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Science with either sophomore or junior standing in Chemistry while receiving the scholarship and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.  Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.

Milton Harris Graduate FellowshipAwards are based on achievements in academics and research as well as performance in teaching roles. Milton Harris grew up in Portland, Oregon where his parents ran a small grocery store.  He graduate from OAC in chemistry at the age of 19 in 1926.  Although he had never even considered a research career, the chair of chemistry at the time, Professor Floyd Rowland, encouraged him to go to Yale to study organic chemistry.  At Yale, he was courted by the synthetic chemists, but chose to work in protein structures and polymer chemistry.  This lead to a career that began in the textile industry, followed by NBS, founding of Harris Laboratories, buy-out by Gilette, a distinguished career as VP for research there and finaly after retirement, Chairman of the Board of ACS.  Milton Harris has been a benefactor to OSU and the Chemistry Department, beginning with our seminar room, the Harris Professorship of Materials Science held by Mas Subramanian, the College of Science's Milton Harris Award in Basic Research, the Harris Teaching Awards and these Graduate Research Awards.

Milton Harris Scholarship - Established by friends, former scholarship winners and family to honor the memory of Milton Harris (OSU '26) an eminent scientist, philanthropist, innovator, entrepreneur and friend of OSU.

Awarded to first, second, or third year students.  The Milton Harris Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Chemistry.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Science and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.

David P. Shoemaker Memorial FellowshipAwards provide one or more fellowships to exceptional advanced Ph.D. students in chemistry. Students who are completing the spring term of their second year, or more advanced, are eligible.  Dr. Clara B. Shoemaker established this Fund in recognition of her husband's dedication to education and his research accomplishments.  He developed an international reputation in the determination of the structure of metals and alloys using X-Ray Crystallography.  He served as chair of the chemistry department at Oregon State University from 1970-1981.  Among his many accomplishments, he developed a strong research and teaching faculty, and led the planning and construction of the Gilbert Hall Addition.  He was the author (with C.W. Garland and later J.W. Nibler) of the laboratory text Experiments in Physical Chemistry, now in its seventh edition.  He was well known for inspiring and motivating bright and creative graduate students in physical chemistry.

The Linda Mae Oleson Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry - This scholarship was established by Jennifer Shepherd Nivens (BS '93) in the memory of her aunt, Linda May Oleson.  Ms. Oleson was a medical technologist, and she shared a keen interest in science with her niece, inspiring Jennifer during her undergraduate studies at OSU.

Awarded to third year students.  The Linda May Oleson Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry  is awarded annually by the Department of Chemistry to an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Chemistry and potential for success in post-graduate studies and/or a career in chemistry.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Science with senior standing while receiving the scholarship and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.  Previous recipients will be considered if they meet eligibility criteria.

Ken & Lise Hedberg FellowshipAward to assist graduate students in chemistry. Students engaged in research on chemical structure receive priority for consideration.  Ken Hedberg received a B.S. from the Department in 1942.  After wartime work at Shell and receiving a PhD at Cal Tech, he returned as a faculty member in 1956 and became a leader in the field of molecular structure using electron diffraction techniques.  His wife Lise was a constant helpmate and contributor to their scientific work.  They established an endowment to fund a graduate fellowship in chemistry in 2005 for full-time PhD students who are high achievers, have demonstrated exceptional promise and dedication and who are engaged in physical chemistry or who are conducting research in an area that follows the work of the Hedbergs.

Colleen Spurgeon Scholarship - Established by Colleen Spurgeon (BS '84) who was also a scholarship recipient.

Awarded to first, second, or third year students.  The Colleen Spurgeon Scholarship is awarded annually by the Department of Chemistry to an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Science and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.

Arnold Johnson Jr. Fellowship for Doctoral CandidatesAward for graduate students (PhD candidates) in chemistry.  From an early age, Arnold was intrigued with chemistry and built a small lab in the garage.  Through high school, college and junior college, he continued this pursuit and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Fresno State College in 1951.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent most of his four years as a research chemist at Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, MD.

Upon completion of his military obligation, Arnold began work as a research chemist with Socony Mobil Oil Co. in Paulsboro, New Jersey.  In 1956 he began his graduate studies at Oregon State University, culminating in a PhD in 1962.  His dissertation was entitled "Spectrophotometric Determination of Hafnium in the Presence of Zirconium."

Arnold was Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming before accepting a position at Minot State College in Minot, ND in 1965.  For the next 21 years he was Professor of Chemistry and for the final years was Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

ACS-Hach Scientific Foundation Teaching Scholarship - Awarded to first, second, or third year Chemistry majors with the Chemistry Education option. The ACS-Hach Undergraduate Chemistry Teacher Scholarship is awarded annually by the Department of Chemistry to one or more undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry with the Chemistry Education option in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement.  Recipients must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents, enrolled as full-time Chemistry majors with a commitment to become a chemistry teacher, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.  The scholarship is renewed annually provided the recipient continues to be enrolled full-time as a chemistry major, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and notifies the Honors and Awards Committee of their desire that the renewal be granted.  Undergraduate students are limited to three one-year awards.  A special one-year renewal is available to students enrolled full-time in the OSU MS in Science Education program provided they maintain a GPA of 3.0 greater and notify the Honors and Awards Committee of their desire that the renewal be granted.  Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.  Whiteley Graduate Fellowship for Material Sciences - Award for graduate students in chemistry and physics with research in material sciences.  The Ben and Elaine Whiteley Endowment for Materials Research established in 2007 provides support for materials research in the College of Science.  In particular, it provides fellowship support for students to work full-time during the summer in a research laboratory, working on materials research related topics.
James D. Ingle Scholarship - (started 2015) For a chemistry student going into their junior year, who has been a full time student at OSU the previous year. Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need, who can benefit from reducing the need to work to focus on scholarship and possibly research in their upper division years. Dorothy and Ramon Barnes Graduate FellowshipThis fellowship was established in 2013 to provide funding for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.

Keith McKennon Undergraduate Research Scholarship - (started in 2013) Keith McKennon was a strong advocate for the Department of Chemistry.  He and his family helped advance the College through both their volunteer leadership and their philanthropy.  This fund was established by family, friends and colleagues in 2013 to honor Keith's memory.  We are delighted to be able to carry on Keith's legacy through the students who receive this scholarship.

To honor the memory of Keith McKennon a scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Bruce Graham Memorial Scholarship - was established to commemorate the life of Dr. Bruce Graham.  Dr. Graham was born in Crete, Nebraska in 1916. His family later moved to Oregon when he graduated from Monmouth Teachers College and became principal of Knappa Grammar School at age 18. He married his lifelong love, Hermine (Judy) Zwanck in June 1937. In early 1941 he returned to school at Oregon State College (now University), and was awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1945 for his work on anti-malarial compounds. He, Judy, and their first three children then moved to Rochester, NY where he worked as a research chemist at Eastman Kodak and taught chemistry at the University of Rochester. In 1952 the family, now with five children, moved to the Bay Area where he took a position with Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park. At SRI he started the Life Sciences Division and directed its growth into a highly respected and successful part of the organization.

 In 1965 he became the founding president of Gulf South Research Institute in Louisiana. In 1970 he left GSRI and worked in Washington, D.C. as a consultant in the contract research area, in particular for the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, until his retirement back to the family home in Los Altos in 1981. Dr. Graham was well known for his kind personality, sense of humor, good-natured battles with golf courses and love of singing.