CBC Scholarship Application Open

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate program has over $190,000 available in scholarship awards each year for eligible chemistry and biochemistry majors. The CBC scholarship application opened on ScholarshipUniverse on December 1, 2022.

Applications are due Monday, February 6, 2023.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • Pursuing a BA or BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Have a major program on file with your advisor
  • Hold at least a rank 2 standing in Autumn 2023
  • Enrolled in classes at The Ohio State University
  • Maintain major status throughout academic year 2023-24
  • Complete the FAFSA for academic year 2023-24 (domestic students only)

Application requirements are:

  • Know your course record and current GPA
  • Provide a statement about your unmet financial need
  • Prepare brief statements on:
    • Your future career and academic goals
    • Your extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research
    • Your reason for being selected to receive a scholarship
  • A Faculty or instructor must provide a recommendation about your academic abilities by answering several survey questions on ScholarshipUniverse. Your recommender must have a PhD in Chemistry, or Biochemistry or a related field.

Additional information is available on our scholarship webpage. If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, Undergraduate Program Manager.

CBC Scholarship Application – Due Feb 7, 2022

The online application for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year is open! The application, along with eligibility information and a list of requirements can be found on the application webpage.

All applicants must include the information of a faculty member who has agreed to provide a recommendation; please be sure to get permission and agreement from the faculty member before listing them as your recommender.

Applications and recommendation forms must be completed by:
Monday, February 7, 2022, at 5pm. 

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, Undergraduate Program Manager.

Reminder: Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

As a reminder, the online application for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is open! The application, along with eligibility information and a list of requirements can be found on the application webpage.

The February 1, 2021 at 5pm deadline is quickly approaching.

All applicants must include the information of a faculty member who has agreed to provide a recommendation; please be sure to get permission and agreement from the faculty member before listing them as your recommender.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, our Undergraduate Program Manager.

CBC Scholarship Application – NOW OPEN

The online application for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open! The application, along with eligibility information and a list of requirements can be found on the application webpage.

All applicants must include the information of a faculty member who has agreed to provide a recommendation; please be sure to get permission and agreement from the faculty member before listing them as your recommender.

Applications and recommendation forms must be completed by:
February 1, 2021, at 5pm. 

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, Undergraduate Program Manager.

Arts and Sciences Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund provides support for Arts and Sciences students who work in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research positions, or experiential learning opportunities. The Spring internship application deadline is December 8, 2020. The Summer internship application deadline is January 29, 2020.

To qualify, you must be a full-time freshman, sophomore, or junior student at OSU and already have an internship secured for Spring or Summer semester.

Apply here.

For more information:

Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant

Applications are now open for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the International Research Grant. These scholarships will award funds of 500-6,000 dollars. The awards are to be used to meet tuition costs, but remaining balances will be issued to the recipients. You do not need to be a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program to apply for these scholarships. However, special consideration will be given to applicants who have research distinction or honors research distinction.

Applications are due September 16, so apply now! You can find the applications here.

Rodriguez Selected as ACS Scholar

Congratulations to undergraduate Emily Rodriguez on receiving the American Chemical Society Scholar Award! The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and who are also intending to pursue careers in the field of Chemistry. Recipients can receive up to $5,000 per academic year.

“Chemistry has always been a door for me; it has opened the way to many opportunities and adventures. Being selected as an ACS Scholar has not only validated all of the hours put into my study of chemistry, but it will also allow me to pursue endeavors in which I can not only enrich my knowledge of chemistry, but also spread my love of chemistry to others. The American Chemical Society has always been a resource for me to use educationally, and I look forward to the many other opportunities now available to me as a scholar of this organization.” -Emily Rodriguez

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Congratulations to all of the CBC Undergraduate students who presented at the 2018 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum! See below our students who placed!

Analytical and Physical Chemistry

1st place: Alexander Grooms (Chemistry); Advisor: Heather Allen

Cell Biology and Physiology

3rd place: Johan Harris (Biochemistry); Advisor: Kristin Stanford

Molecular Biophysics and Chemical Biology

1st place: Seth Lyon (Biochemistry); Advisor: Venkat Gopalan

3rd place: Madison Smith (Chemistry); Advisor: Zucai Suo

Synthetic Chemistry, Catalysts, and Materials

1st place: Dennis Yang (Chemistry); Advisor: Chris Callam

2nd place: Milauni Mehta (Chemistry); Advisor: T.V. Rajanbabu

3rd place: Sydney Sillart (Chemistry); Advisor: Chris Callam

Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet celebrates CBC Students, Award Winners, and Scholarship Recipients

The 2018 Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet was home to graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, awards winners and their families.  Gathering to recognize academic excellence, CBC alumni, Dr. Marinda Wu ’71, was also in attendance to wish our graduates a bright future!

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Dr. Susan Olesik, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, began the evening by congratulating all students in attendance, honoring alumni and donors, and thanking the families of our students for supporting their pursuit of an education in the field of Chemistry or Biochemistry. Dr. Marinda Wu then spoke about her experiences as an undergraduate student at Ohio State and beyond.  She encouraged students to maintain passion and perseverance in order to be successful in future endeavors.

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Terry Gustafson, used the remainder of the evening to recognize our and congratulate our Scholarship and Award Recipients – thanking the many alumni & donors for their contributions which gives our students optimal opportunity.

Congratulations to all of our students and good luck to our graduating seniors! May all your dreams come true!

PHOTOS from the event can be found here

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

This year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be awarding 135 bachelor’s degrees to undergraduate students.  Of those 135 students, there are 12 who have pursued a double major or dual degree and 55 who have earned a minor in at least one other field.  CBC students are diverse in their studies and academically successful with 13 graduating summa cum laude, 23 graduating magna cum laude, and 14 graduating cum laude.

Freshman Chemistry Award: John Vu

Sophomore Organic Chemistry Award: David Wood

ACS Columbus Chapter – Junior Chemistry Achievement Award: Dennis Yang

ACS Columbus Chapter – Senior Chemistry Achievement Award: Scott Garner

Partners for Progress and Prosperity: Kristen Dammeyer

Irene Rosenfeld Scientific Achievement Award: Surabhi Tewari

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Hypercube Scholar Award from Hypercube, Inc: Scott Garner

Undergraduate Student Teacher – Rookie of the Year Award: Brittany Shook

Distinguished Undergraduate Student Teacher Award: Jordan Fleenor

Distinguished Organic Student Teacher Award: Sydney Sillart, Sydney Mckee

Royal Society of Chemists Certificate of Excellence: Adam Weiss

ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry: Evan Lach

ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Xin Gu

Thanks to A.J. Zanyk Photography!

Questions about photos/etc can be directed to Caitlin Golec.

CBC Undergraduate Scholarships – Apply Now!

The online application form for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open! The application, along with eligibility information and a list of requirements can be found on the Application webpage.

A list of the available scholarships can be found on the CBC Scholarship webpage. The CBC Scholarships support students with a variety of goals, interests, and backgrounds.

All applicants must include the information of a faculty member who has agreed to provide a recommendation; please be sure to get permission and agreement from the faculty member before listing them as your recommender.

Applications are due Monday, February 5th, 2018, by 5:00pm.