Scholarship information for UNCW Chemistry majors

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

All of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry's scholarships are applied for by completing the chemistry section of the UNCW scholarship application. The application deadline is March 1st. Please note that you must upload an unofficial transcript.

Awards are given based on faculty nominations and do not need to be applied for.

Information on applying for non-Chemistry Department scholarships can be found further down on this page.

ACS Undergraduate Awards. Divisions of the American Chemical Society give awards based on faculty nominations. Awards may be given in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry.

The Will S. DeLoach Scholarship in Chemistry is a merit scholarship created by Dr. DeLoach, a former faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

The Will S. DeLoach Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry is an award created by Dr. DeLoach, a former faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. It is given in recognition of acheivements in organic chemistry coursework.

S. Bart and Peggy N. Jones Award for Excellence in Analytical Chemistry is given in recognition of acheivements in analytical chemistry coursework.

The HyperCube Scholar Award is given to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in courses and research and who has shown an interest in chemical molecular modeling. It is sponsored by HyperCube, Inc.

The Jack B. Levy Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Summer Research Award is created to fund summer undergraduate research. The scholarship is named for Jack B. Levy, retired former chair of the Chemistry Department. The award is given to a student performing research in the department durring the summer.

The McLemore Family Scholarship in Chemistry was established by Carolyn and David McLemore to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The McLemore Family Summer Scholarship was established by Carolyn and David McLemore. It is a merit scholarship available to students in chemistry with a GPA of at least 3.50 who are working on summer projects in the department.

Lewis E. Nance Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry is given in recognition of acheivements in inorganic chemistry coursework.

The Mary Jo and Bill Oakley Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded to a chemistry major. The scholarship is considered merit and the recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

The Ernest Stephen Prevost Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry. The recipient is selected based on demonstrated financial need and proven academic ability.

The Rowe Family and R. F. Zimmerman Scholarship in Chemistry was originally created by W. Mercer Rowe and was funded by South Atlantic Services, Inc., in memory of R. F. Zimmerman, the former Senior Vice President. This is a merit scholarship to assist students interested in pursuing a degree in Chemistry.

The Dick Ward Excellence in General Chemistry Award is given in recognition of acheivements in general chemistry coursework.

Other UNCW-related scholarships

The following scholarships for UNCW students are often of interest to Chemistry majors:

J. Marshall Crews Scholarship for Science was established to honor Dr. J. Marshall Crews, an original member of Wilmington College and retired senior administrator of UNCW. Recipients must be a rising junior or senior majoring in science (marine science, earth sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics, physical oceanography, or environmental science). It is merit-based and provides tuition, fees, books and supplies. The recipients are known as Crews Scholars. Apply by completing the general & chemistry (or other science) sections of the UNCW scholarship application. Please note that you must upload an unofficial transcript.

The New Hanover-Pender Medical Society Scholarship is offered to UNCW seniors (or rising seniors) of any major preparing for medical school. Contact the Pre-Medicine Program advisor, Dr. Timothy Ballard, for information.

The Daniel Gottovi, M.D. Scholarship was created by Wilmington Health Associates in honor of Dr. Daniel Gottovi, upon his retirement from the practice of medicine in June 2005. The recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic ability as indicated by a 3.50 GPA and documented financial need. Contact the Pre-Medicine Program advisor, Dr. Timothy Ballard, for information.

The GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Program was established to encourage women to enter the sciences. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, and are assigned a woman mentor from GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Apply by completing the general & chemistry (or other science) sections of the UNCW scholarship application. Please note that you must upload an unofficial transcript.

The Marvin K. Moss Scholarship was created by Dr. Moss as a need-based scholarship for students majoring in the physical sciences (Physics, Mathematics, or Chemistry). The recipient will be selected based on demonstrated financial need as the first consideration, and demonstrated academic performance as the second criteria. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study. Apply by completing the general & chemistry (or other science) sections of the UNCW scholarship application. Please note that you must upload an unofficial transcript.

The Center for Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships offers travel awards, supply grants, and fellowships for students involved in research. More information can be found on the CSURF website

External scholarships

The following external scholarships are often of interest to Chemistry majors:

ACS Scholars Program. The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. More information.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. More information.

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers a scholarship to further students' academic studies related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities; and to offer a related summer internship designed to provide "hands-on" multi-disciplinary training. More information.

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research awards grants to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. More information.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Candidate must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field. More information.

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF-Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility. More information.

Other UNCW scholarship resources

Many additional UNCW scholarships can be applied for by completing the general scholarship application on SeaNet.

Information about UNCW and outside scholarships can also be found through:

The Undergraduate Academic Catalogue.

The Financial Aid Department.

The Center for Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF).