Scholarships

Through the generous support of our many donors, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is thrilled to offer several scholarships to our undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students each year.  Information about how to apply is available here.

Gary Booth Scholarship Fund

The Gary Booth Scholarship Fund, established in 2007, provides full tuition need-based scholarships for in-state sophomore, junior, and senior students who have declared a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry and the potential for graduate work.

Raymond and Laura Goodrich Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

The Raymond and Laura Goodrich Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, established in 2011, provides full academic-year scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry who are involved in research.

Gary G. Marconi Scholarship Fund in Chemistry

The Gary G. Marconi Scholarship Fund in Chemistry was established in  2004. The income from this endowment provides a scholarship to a junior or senior undergraduate chemistry major pursuing the American Chemical Society accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Multiple awards are given by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to qualified students, taking into account their career goals, ambitions in the field of Chemistry, grades, rank, and financial need.

Wheasler Family Scholarship Fund

The Wheasler Family Scholarship Fund was established in August 31, 2012 by Dr. Ray Wheasler (BS 1979) and Mrs. Glenna Wheasler (MS 1978, MS 1979). The annual distribution of this endowment provides financial aid for one undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

The Bertram Thomas Memorial Fund

The Bertram Thomas Memorial Fund was established in 2006 in honor of the only person to have served both as president of Battelle and on the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University.  Dr. Thomas passed away in 2004 at the age of 100, and was involved in a number of Battelle’s most significant accomplishments during his 50-year affiliation with the research and development giant.  The fund supports five scholarships each year, and is aimed at outstanding junior or senior undergraduate chemistry majors, with particular attention to, but not limited to, minority students.

The Wilber Waight Canaga Memorial Fund

This fund was established on July 12, 1974, with a bequest from Ruth Regina Hale Canaga, in memory of her husband, Wilber Waight Canaga, to provide scholarships for deserving, intelligent students with an interest in Biochemistry.

 ACS-Hach Scholarship in Chemistry

Through a generous donation from the ACS-Hach Foundation, The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is able to offer scholarships to two Chemistry majors each year who are interested in teaching careers at the K-12 level. The ACS-Hach Foundation seeks to assist in our national need for highly qualified Chemistry teachers by providing these scholarships to qualified candidates.  Award Amount: $6,000 per year, renewable until graduation with reapplication.

James McFarling Endowment Scholarship Fund

The James McFarling Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in 1994, by OSU alumni Kenneth and Luanne Prudhoe Lashutka, with the assistance of the A.W. Fenton Company, Inc.  In 1969, Kenneth received his BS in Business Administration and Luanne received her BS in Nursing.  The Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies selects the appropriate  candidates, giving preference to  hard-working junior or senior chemistry majors. This scholarship seeks to prepare students for success in professional fields .

The William Marshall MacNevin Memorial Fund

Mrs. Jean Hamilton MacNevin, and others,  established the William Marshall MacNevin Memorial Fund scholarship in 1963, in memory of her husband.  The awards are presented to undergraduate Chemistry majors, based on grades, rank, and  financial need.

The Chellis Family Scholarship Fund

The Chellis Family Scholarship Fund was established in April 2014, by Dr. Mary Lebarnoff Chellis who received her B.A. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1988. The annual distribution from this fund is used to provide merit-based scholarships for students majoring in chemistry. The scholarship will be awarded with particular attention to, but not limited to, students who are United States citizens or residents.