Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Awards and Scholarships

Each year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry gives out a number of awards in recognition of our outstanding majors. These awardees are selected by the Student Award Committee. Some of these awards are named after a distinguished emeritus or alumnus. View past winners of these awards.

In addition, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides (if sufficient funds are available) a number of scholarships that are set up by our generous emeriti, alumni and friends. These scholarships are chosen from qualified students who have submitted applications. A description of each of these including application forms, eligibility, requirement and nature of the scholarships, follows. All qualified students are urged to apply. Completed applications must be received by the department office before the posted deadline. A list of students who have won these scholarships in previous years can be found here.

 

Sandra L. Jewett Scholarship in Biochemistry

Qualification: Applicants must be classified graduate students enrolled in the MS Biochemistry Program with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. A student is ineligible if he/she is in the last semester of the masters program.

Award: The award recipient's name will be added to the department permanent award roster and a certificate will be presented at the annual Department Awards and Commencement Reception. A check will be disbursed in the spring to the recipient of this award. The student will be responsible for any taxes due.

Application cover page and instructions (PDF)

Deadline: 10:00am, Friday December 1, 2017

 

Patricia A. Maloney Student Travel Fund Award

Qualification: Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry majors who plan to attend a conference in the following academic year at which he/she will deliver a verbal and/or poster presentation.

Award: The award recipient's name will be added to the department permanent award roster and a certificate will be presented at the annual Department Awards and Commencement Reception. A check will be disbursed in the fall to the recipient of this award. The student will be responsible for any taxes due.

Application cover page (PDF)

Detailed application and award criteria (PDF)

Deadline: 5:00pm, Wednesday March 15, 2017.

 

Professor LeRoy Nyquist Memorial Scholarship in Organic Chemistry

Qualification: Applicants must be graduate students with at least one year remaining before they complete their degree. He or she must be matriculated in an M.S. degree program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and conducting thesis research in organic chemistry. He or she must also be a current Teaching Assistant and/or Graduate Assistant in the Department, or will begin as a TA or GA by fall of the year in which he/she applies for the scholarship.

Award: The award recipient's name will be added to the department permanent award roster and a certificate will be presented at the annual Department Awards and Commencement Reception. A check will be disbursed in the fall to the recipient of this award. The student will be responsible for any taxes due.

Application cover page (PDF)

Detailed application and award criteria (PDF)

Deadline: 5:00pm, Wednesday March 15, 2017.

 

Dr. Lan K. Wong Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Qualification: Applicants must be a CSUN-registered junior majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry and have a minimum 3.25 GPA. The majority of the funds are to be used by the recipient for supplies and minor equipment related to the approved research.  However, some funding may be used to produce a poster and/or attend/travel to a conference specifically to present the approved research.  Funds may not be used for salary or tuition.

Award: The award recipient's name will be added to the department permanent award roster and a certificate will be presented at the annual Department Awards and Commencement Reception. A check will be disbursed in the fall to the recipient of this award. The student will be responsible for any taxes due.

Application cover page (PDF)

Detailed application and award criteria (PDF)

Deadline: 5:00pm, Wednesday March 15, 2017.