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Overview

Through the generosity of alumni and friends of the department, the Department of Chemistry is able to offer scholarships and summer research support. In 2016, the department awarded more than 30 undergraduate scholarships worth more than $150,000.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student must be a chemistry major or be conducting research with a chemistry faculty member (see list of chemistry faculty at http://www.chem.wisc.edu/people/faculty).
  • Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at UW-Madison during the next academic year.
  • Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Awards are based on merit. Some awards are also based on financial need. Students may apply for academic year scholarships and/or summer research support. Recipients of the summer research scholarships must register for at least one credit of research for the summer semester. Students cannot receive both the Hilldale/Holstrom Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship and a chemistry summer research scholarship for the same summer.


Application Information

If you are interested in submitting an application, please proceed to MyUW, select the 'Student Services' tab, and select 'Scholarships@UW.'

The Scholarships@UW system will require applicants to verify their information before matching eligible applicants with undergraduate chemistry scholarships. Please note that students who submit applications for the annual cycle of scholarships and summer research support will not be applying for specific awards.  Instead, students will complete the common application, titled "Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarships," and the department's Undergraduate Scholarships Committee will review all completed applications and determine which scholarships are best suited to an individual student on the basis of merit and/or financial need.

Awardees will be notified by mid April 2018 and will be invited to attend the department's Student Awards Ceremony in April.




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For questions about undergraduate chemistry scholarships, please contact scholarships@chem.wisc.edu.

Applications Opened Yearly

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
Donald Ackerman and Mary Jane Ackerman endowed this scholarship through an estate gift in 2001.
Donald Ackerman and Mary Jane Ackerman endowed this scholarship through an estate gift in 2001.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional chemistry fraternity founded at UW-Madison in 1902. This scholarship was made possible due to an endowment created by Alpha Chi Sigma alumni.
Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional chemistry fraternity founded at UW-Madison in 1902. This scholarship was made possible due to an endowment created by Alpha Chi Sigma alumni.
Eligible students are sophomores or juniors who are chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering majors. The winner will be chosen based on the answers to the two questions given with a emphasis placed on the ethics question.
David and Klara Dorsey established this scholarship in memory of their son, Andrew Dorsey (B.S. '00, chemistry/German).
David and Klara Dorsey established this scholarship in memory of their son, Andrew Dorsey (B.S. '00, chemistry/German).
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference is given to graduates of James Madison Memorial High School (Madison, Wis.). Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
This scholarship was established by a gift from Edwin (B.S. '37, chemistry) and Kathryn Larsen.
This scholarship was established by a gift from Edwin (B.S. '37, chemistry) and Kathryn Larsen.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; have a GPA of at least 3.0.; and are residents of Wisconsin. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Eugene Herscher endowed this scholarship fund in 2002 to provide undergraduate scholarship support to women students at UW-Madison.
Eugene Herscher endowed this scholarship fund in 2002 to provide undergraduate scholarship support to women students at UW-Madison.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; have a GPA of at least 3.0.; and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship gives preference to women students. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
This fund was established in memory of George J. Ziarnik (B.S. '57, chemistry) who pursued a career as a research chemist at Exxon.
This fund was established in memory of George J. Ziarnik (B.S. '57, chemistry) who pursued a career as a research chemist at Exxon.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Ralph Firminhac's (B.S. '41, M.S. '42, chemistry) parents, Henry and Eleanor Firminhac, with funds from the Ralph Firminhac Charitable Remainder Trust.
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Ralph Firminhac's (B.S. '41, M.S. '42, chemistry) parents, Henry and Eleanor Firminhac, with funds from the Ralph Firminhac Charitable Remainder Trust.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students, who are chemistry majors, have a GPA of at least 3.0., and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship gives preference to women students. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
This fund was established in memory of Lindsay Plank and Richard Putze who were students in the UW-Madison Chemistry Department at time of their deaths in 2008.
This fund was established in memory of Lindsay Plank and Richard Putze who were students in the UW-Madison Chemistry Department at time of their deaths in 2008.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities. In particular, this scholarship is intended for students involved in the creation, preparation, and demonstration of experiments in the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry.
This fund was established in memory of Lindsey Plank, a student in the UW-Madison Chemistry Department at the time of her death in 2008.
This fund was established in memory of Lindsey Plank, a student in the UW-Madison Chemistry Department at the time of her death in 2008.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
A trust established in 1972 endows the Mable Duthey Reiner Scholarship, which is intended to encourage women undergraduate students pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
A trust established in 1972 endows the Mable Duthey Reiner Scholarship, which is intended to encourage women undergraduate students pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
Eligible candidates are women undergraduate students who are chemistry majors, or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
A trust established in 1995 endows the Margaret McLean Bender Scholarship, which is intended to encourage women undergraduate students pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
A trust established in 1995 endows the Margaret McLean Bender Scholarship, which is intended to encourage women undergraduate students pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants will be selected based on need, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
A trust established in 1923 endowed the Martha Gundhild-Weeks Scholarship to encourage women pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
A trust established in 1923 endowed the Martha Gundhild-Weeks Scholarship to encourage women pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors and have a GPA of at least 3.0. This award gives preference to women students. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
In 1955, a trust endowed the Richard Fischer Scholarship to encourage undergraduate students pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
In 1955, a trust endowed the Richard Fischer Scholarship to encourage undergraduate students pursuing the study of chemistry at UW-Madison.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are involved with research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will be selected based on interest, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Franklin Taylor.
This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Franklin Taylor.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are Chemistry, Chemistry Course majors or are conducting research in Chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Saco Polymers created this scholarship to increase the company's visibility on campus. This is an annual scholarship.
Saco Polymers created this scholarship to increase the company's visibility on campus. This is an annual scholarship.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry and have a GPA of at least 3.0. First preference is to award this scholarship to a high achieving racially diverse student with junior status in the Chemistry department.
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Deutsch endowed this scholarship fund in 1997 to provide undergraduate scholarship support for the UW-Madison Chemistry Department.
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Deutsch endowed this scholarship fund in 1997 to provide undergraduate scholarship support for the UW-Madison Chemistry Department.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors, have a GPA of at least 3.0., and are residents of Wisconsin. Applicants will be selected based on the candidate's interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Students who submit applications for the chemistry scholarships and summer research support will not be applying for specific awards. Instead, students will complete the common application, titled "Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarships," and the department's Undergraduate Scholarships Committee will review all...
Students who submit applications for the chemistry scholarships and summer research support will not be applying for specific awards. Instead, students will complete the common application, titled "Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarships," and the department's Undergraduate Scholarships Committee will review all completed applications and determine which scholarships are best suited to an individual student on the basis of merit and/or financial need.
Student must be a chemistry major or be conducting research with a chemistry faculty member (see list of chemistry faculty at http://www.chem.wisc.edu/people/faculty). Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at UW-Madison during the next academic year. Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
This fund was established in honor of Walter W. and Young-Ja C. Toy. Walter received his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison.
This fund was established in honor of Walter W. and Young-Ja C. Toy. Walter received his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison.
Eligible candidates are undergraduates students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. This award gives preference to students of Asian descent. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Professor Wayland E. Noland (B.A. '48, chemistry) endowed this scholarship fund in 1998.
Professor Wayland E. Noland (B.A. '48, chemistry) endowed this scholarship fund in 1998.
Eligible candidates are undergraduate students who are chemistry majors, or are conducting research in chemistry; and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will be selected based on interests, scholastic merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.