Scholarships & Financial Aid

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Chemistry Scholarships

Chemistry Scholarships

University Scholarships

University Scholarships

Scholar Programs

Scholar Programs

Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

 

Scholarships Exclusive to Chemistry Majors

UNL Chemistry majors are eligible for over 15 different exclusive chemistry scholarships.

About $40,000 in scholarships are awarded to about 30 majors each year! The Chemistry Scholarship Committee meets late in every Spring Semester to award these scholarships based on the following criteria: academic excellence, need, and any special criteria related to the particular scholarship.

ScholarshipSpecial criteria beyond being a chemistry major
Degering Committed to a career in chemistry, especially medicinal chemistry
Flynn No special criteria
Frankforter* Committed to a career in chemical research
Hach* Committed to a career as a high school chemistry teacher
Harkson "Promise of leadership", a phrase that is interpreted broadly
Hendricks No special criteria; may be made to undergraduates or graduates
Hirsch No special criteria; College of Arts and Sciences determines Chemistry's portion of these funds
Jelinek Seniors committed to pursuing graduate work in chemistry or medicine
Kingsbury Awarded in even-numbered years; committed to a career in chemistry; shall have taken or committed to take CHEM 481 Physical Chemistry I
Krogh No special criteria; may be made to undergraduates or graduates
Loerch At the discretion of the UNL Chemistry Scholarship Committee
Nielsen Committed to a career in teaching, or have a secondary interest (or minor) in Music
Sandoz At the discretion of the UNL Chemistry Scholarship Committee; often used for Chemistry Day Scholarships
Schultz1 The applicant must be a sophomore or junior attending a Nebraska college and have declared a major in a natural science discipline (chemistry, physics, biology, geology).
Upson Nebraska resident for not less than 10 years; academic excellence; may be made to undergraduates or graduate students
Weyenberg Graduate of a Nebraska High School
Wilson* No special criteria besides need

*Indicates need-based scholarships.
1Please see current chemistry major advisor for scholarship forms.

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Scholar Programs

Beckman Scholar Program

Established in 1997 by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the Beckman Scholars Program is an invited program for accredited universities and four-year colleges in the United States. The foundation awards grants to nonprofit research institutions for innovative scientific research in chemistry and the life sciences, and to foster the invention of new methods, instruments and materials that will open new avenues of research in science.

The scholarship awards will provide for undergraduate students as they conduct research under the direction of UNL faculty mentors from chemistry, biochemistry and biological sciences. Each year, a group of three to five students will be selected for UNL’s Beckman Scholars Program. Students will conduct research full-time during the summers and part-time as their coursework allows during the academic year, with regular hours scheduled in the laboratory in consultation with their faculty mentor. At the end of the students’ second summer, each scholar’s goal will be to have research published in a peer-reviewed journal.

For more information, contact Dr. Laura Damuth, Director of National and International Fellowships.

Check current Beckman Scholars !

The McNair Scholars Program

UNL's McNair Scholars Program prepares selected undergraduates for graduate study by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level. Ten to fifteen new McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program was established in memory of astronaut-physicist and Challenger crewmember Ronald E. McNair. The Program is administered through the Office of Graduate Studies and is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, with additional University of Nebraska–Lincoln in-kind support.

Learn more about the UNL McNair Scholars Program.

Milton E. Mohr Scholar Program

The Milton E. Mohr Awards Program recognizes outstanding students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field. Dr. Mohr was described in his lifetime as "…engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, corporate leader" and was instrumental in providing key leadership to young adults. In 1938 he graduated, highest in his class, from UNL with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, and in 1959 UNL awarded him an honorary doctorate of engineering. He was President and CEO of Quotron Systems, formerly Bunker Ramo Corporation, an electrical engineer, corporate executive and philanthropist. He was named America's Most Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer in 1948. The Milton E. Mohr Scholarship and Fellowship Awards Program was established in 1989 for students in the College of Engineering or Biotechnology degree programs. The scholarships and fellowships are made possible through an endowment to the University Foundation.

Applications are generally open from January to the first week of March each year. Application forms are available in the department main office, N300 Beadle Center, or via the Center for Biotechnology.

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