Thanks to the generosity of several private donors, the Bennett Department of Chemistry is able to offer several chemistry scholarships, which are described below:
John A. Moore Trust Scholarships: A recipient of this scholarship must be a West Virginia resident. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students on the basis of their financial need and their academic potential. This scholarship may be held for a maximum of four years and requires that the recipient maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all chemistry courses and be making satisfactory progress toward completion of the chemistry degree.
Carpenter Family Scholarship: The recipient of this scholarship must be a West Virginia resident with a declared major in chemistry. This scholarship may only be awarded to an entering freshman student on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement. This scholarship may be renewed for one additional year. Renewal during the sophomore year requires that the recipient maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all chemistry courses taken during the freshman year.
Hodge Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial support to a student majoring in chemistry. West Virginia residency is not required. This scholarship is limited to tuition, laboratory fees, and incidental fees. Students who hold a Foundation, Bucklew, or Promise Scholarship or have a tuition waiver are ineligible for consideration. Renewal is contingent on student performance.
Robert L. and Patricia Miller Stultz Chemistry Scholarship: This scholarship was established to support the academic development of a rising junior chemistry major who has a demonstrated commitment to the study of chemistry. The award is made on the basis of academic merit rather than financial need and is renewable for one additional year.
Charles L. Lazzell Scholarship: This scholarship does not have a West Virginia residency requirement and may be held for a maximum of four years. It is awarded primarily on the basis of a student’s academic achievement. The criteria for renewal are maintenance of at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all chemistry courses and satisfactory progress toward the completion of the chemistry degree.
Herbert and Hannah Seigel Chemistry Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a chemistry major with junior or senior rank on the basis of financial need and academic merit. There is no residency restriction for this scholarship.
Morrissey-Ropp Chemistry Scholarships: This merit-based scholarship will be awarded to chemistry students who have a demonstrated strength in math and chemistry. First preference is to be given to graduates of Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, WV. This scholarship may be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students. There is no residency restriction for this scholarship.
William R. and Phylis T. Moore Organic Chemistry Scholarship: This need-based scholarship is awarded to a West Virginia resident who is pursuing a degree in chemistry. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in upper division chemistry courses with a concentration in organic chemistry and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Bud and Patty Blizzard Scholarship: This fund provides need-based scholarships to chemistry majors who are residents of West Virginia with first preference given to students who are residents of Grant County in West Virginia. Second preference goes to undergraduate chemistry majors who are West Virginia residents with demonstrated financial need, and then followed by biology, geology, and physics majors from Grant County, WV with demonstrated financial need.
Joseph T. Green Memorial Scholarship: This endowment provides scholarships for students who are either a resident or non-resident of West Virginia pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biological sciences in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
The general chemistry scholarship application form may be downloaded as a pdf file by going to http://petersen.chem.wvu.edu/Scholarshipform.pdf. The recommended deadline for completion and submission of the scholarship application form is May 1.