Student Awards & Scholarships

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with the Ole Miss local section of the American Chemical Society, presents awards to students during an annual student awards banquet.  Click Here for a listing of 2017’s student awards and click here for a listing of 2018’s student awards.

Students are also eligible to receive the following scholarships:

The Farrell Scholarship for Deserving Students
This $1500 scholarship assists deserving students pursuing a degree in medicine, engineering, or the natural sciences. The recipient must be a full-time major [in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry] and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  Recipients are selected by the department based on academic performance, and there is no application process.
The scholarship endowment was established in 1996 by the estate of Mr. James Parmer Farrell (1923-1995), a native of Tunica, MS, who graduated in 1943 from UM with a BS in Chemical Engineering.
 
Jerrel K Yates and Laura A. Yates Scholarship
This $500 scholarship assists deserving students in mathematics or science who are registered with the Office of Student Disability Services. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, forensic chemistry, mathematics, or physics with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  The recipient must be a Mississippi resident with first preference for Smith County.  The student must be registered with the Office of Student Disability Services.  There is no application process. The scholarship endowment was established by Dr. Jerrell K. Yates and Laura A. Yates.  Dr. Yates earned the B.S. in Mathematics in 1964 and the Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1972 from UM.  He served on the faculty at Columbus State University.