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 (and then history) for a listing of student awards from the past few years.

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.  Contact the College of Liberal Arts at 662-915-7177 for more information.  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. Contact the College of Liberal Arts at 662-915-7177 for more information.

College of Liberal Arts
There are also scholarships available through the Office of the Dean in the College of Liberal Arts.  They are available to any major in the College of Liberal Arts, but there is not an application process.  Click here to see those possible scholarship opportunities or contact the College of Liberal Arts at 662-915-7177 for more information.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.  Click here for more information.

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship
The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in chemistry. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year. Click here for more information.

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in the preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.  This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript. Renewal transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General by July 1 of the year of renewal or the scholarship is forfeited.  Click here for more information.

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship
The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. Click here for more information.

Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship
A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution. The recipient may reapply for the scholarship each year, but is not guaranteed the award. Click here for more information.

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student who has been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, applicant may reapply for up to four years. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a nursing program must be included with the application.  Click here for more information.

District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship
A one-time $2,500 award given annually to two students in financial need who are residents in the District of Columbia who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a Nursing program at the University of the District of Columbia.  A minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the institution is required. This scholarship is strictly administered by the University of the District of Columbia.  Click here for more information.

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is awarded to two students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendant of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR. The DAR member number of the mother, grandmother or step-mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the Application. Click here for more information.

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
A one-time $2,000 scholarship for two students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application. Preference will be given to candidates from the Lowell, MA area. Click here for more information.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship
The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to two students  who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy). Click here for more information.

Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship – Science
The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship – Science is a scholarship in the amount of $4,000 year for up to four consecutive years to students who are pursing undergraduate or graduate degrees in Science. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale used by the educational institution.  An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General each year by July 10th or the scholarship is forfeited. Click here for more information.

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgen Secondary Teacher Scholarship
The Edward G. and Helen A. Borgen Secondary Teacher Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount of up to $1,500 awarded to one student who is twenty-five (25) years of age or older. Applicants must be studying to teach at the secondary school level.  Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university.  The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. Click here for more information.