Fellowships & Scholarships

The Chemistry Department offers a variety of fellowships and scholarships ranging from $500 - $6,000+.  Eligibility and distribution is based on each scholarship's and/or fellowship's criteria.  For more information on these opportunities, please see below.

To apply for Department of Chemistry scholarships please visit the A&S Scholarship Application form.  Eligibility for all available Chemistry Department scholarships and fellowships will be determined for each applicant.

Wilbur L. Price Memorial Scholarship

The Wilbur L. Price Scholarship(s) are designated for incoming first-year Chemistry majors who are enrolled at the University in the fall semester.  They must be residents of Kentucky and graduates of Kentucky high schools.  For consideration, an applicant must demonstrate the potential for academic excellence and evidence of financial need. GPA of 3.3 or higher is expected for renewal for the second semester.  The number of awards depends on the availability of funds.  For more information about Wilbur L. Price, click here.

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is providing funds for scholarship(s) to chemistry majors who are committed to becoming a high school chemistry teacher. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be enrolled full-time, and be US citizens or permanent residents.  Chemistry majors at all levels are eligible.  ACS will request from any recipient a one-page statement of interest in high school teaching as well as good faith statements of career progress, post-graduation.  For more information on the ACS-Hach Programs, click here.

Charles W. Hammond Scholarship

The Charles W. Hammond Scholarship is available to students having attended high school in Lewis County, Kentucky, or contiguous counties (KY: Mason, Fleming, Rowan, Carter, and Greenup; OH: Adams and Scioto). Such students must carry a high school GPA of no less than 2.0 upon regular admittance to the University of Kentucky.  Priority will be given to students majoring in chemistry.

Paul G. Sears Scholarship

The Paul G. Sears Scholarship is available for an undergraduate chemistry major who has demonstrated potential for academic excellence.  For more information about Dr. Sears and this scholarship, please visit the following links.

Dr. Hume and Ellen Towle Bedford Scholarship

The Dr. Hume and Ellen Towle Bedford Scholarship is available for a junior (or above) Chemistry major who is an active member of the UK Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ChemCats).  A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, demonstrated potential for academic success, and significant financial need are required.  The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Kentucky and must not be receiving more than one additional scholarship during the academic year.

Stephen H. Cook Memorial Fellowship

The Stephen H. Cook Memorial Fellowship is given to junior or senior Chemistry Major demonstrating academic excellence and financial need for research during the eight-week summer school session.  This fellowship will require a Chemistry Department faculty research mentor.

Thomas B. Nantz Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas B. Nantz Memorial Scholarship is for one semester of tuition and is designated for B.S. Chemistry majors entering their junior or senior year.  The potential for academic excellence and evidence of financial need must be demonstrated.  For more information on Thomas Nantz, please visit the following links.

Robert M. Boyer Memorial Scholarship

The Robert M. Boyer Memorial Scholarship is available for an undergraduate chemistry major who has demonstrated potential for academic excellence and evidence of financial need.

Paul L. Corio Scholarship

The Paul L. Corio Scholarship is available to junior or senior Chemistry Major demonstrated potential for academic excellence.

David W. and Eloise C. Young Scholarship

The David W. and Eloise C. Young Scholarship is available for an undergraduate Chemistry major.

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