OSU Offers scholarships for entering first year and transfer students to recognize student's academic achievement while promoting the diversity necessary to achieve the University's educational goals.  These include the Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, and the Diversity Achievement Scholarship.

A scholarship application for is a component of the Application for Undergraduate Admission.  The Chemistry Department of College of Science does not accept applications or directly award scholarships to new students.

Information about general OSU scholarships and financial aid can be found on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Website.

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission has a variety of scholarship programs available for high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Undergraduate Awards (do not include a monetary award)
CRC Top First Year Award Recipients 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. The committee makes recommendations to the department chair. These awards are presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.
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. The committee makes a recommendation to the department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.
Top Third Year Award in Analytical Chemistry Recipient 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 the analytical division on making a decision. The committee makes recommendations to the 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
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. The committee makes recommendations to the 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 Award Awarded to an undergraduate student who shows potential for a career in medical or dental or life sciences with a high GPA and career potential. The 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.The committee makes a recommendation to the department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.
AiChE Awarded 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. The committee makes a recommendation to the department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.
HyperCube Scholar Awarded 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. The committee makes a recommendation to the department chair. This award is presented at the spring awards ceremony put on by the Department of Chemistry.
 

Continuing Chemistry Students:

The College of Science (COS) awards their own scholarships.  For additional information, visit the College of Science Scholarships Web page, which includes a list of the available scholarships and the application form.  These scholarships are directed at students who are currently enrolled at OSU and are awarded for the student's second or later year of attendance at OSU.  Continuing students are defined as students who have completed a minimum of 30 hours of coursework at OSU by the end of Winter term when the application is made for the scholarship for the following year.

The Department of Chemistry also has a number of scholarships to award to continuing students.  These scholarships are reserved specifically for outstanding chemistry majors although the application is made through the College of Science.  The chemistry scholarships are for one year and require a GPA of 3.5 unless otherwise noted.  Students receive the scholarship during the academic year after the scholarship is awarded.  Some scholarships are renewable.

Undergraduate Scholarships
Peter B. Culter Memorial Scholarship

To juniors or seniors in the Department of Chemistry with at least a 3.0 GPA. Peter B. Culter (OSU '59) was the first scientist to detect radiation over the US from the Chernobyl reactor explosion, and contributed to the use of radiation physics in the detection of rare birth defects. This scholarship was established by Mr. Culter’s family to commemorate his life.

$1500 - Awarded to second- or third- year students who reside in the United States.  This 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.  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.

Carrol W. and Gerry A. DeKock Scholarship

Established in honor of Carroll DeKock, a member of the Department for more than 30 years, chair for 14 years and inspirational teacher in the general chemistry program until his retirement in Spring 1999.

$1500 - Awarded to first- and second-year students. The Carroll W. and Gerry A. 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.

The Linda Mae Oleson Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry $1000 - Awarded to third- year students.  This scholarship 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 a 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 not less than 3.5.  Previous recipients will be considered if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Colleen Spurgeon Scholarship

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

$500-$1000 - 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.

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

$10,000 - Awarded to first, second, or third-year Chemistry majors with the Chemistry Education option.

The ACS-Hach Land Grant 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 that express an interest in becoming a High School chemistry teacher, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Students are selected on the bases of chemistry aptitude, interest and need.  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 applies for renewal. 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 apply for renewal. Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.

James D. Ingle Scholarship For a chemistry student going into their junior year, who has been a full-time student at OSU the previous year. Preference is 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.  This scholarship was established by Dr. Ingle's family and has received support from his former students.
Keith McKennon Undergraduate Research Scholarship To honor the memory of Keith McKennon a scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Careers in Chemistry Scholarship $1000 - Intended for a chemistry major in good standing who has expressed an interest in a career in industry or a startup.