Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Spring 2023 opportunities is November 30, 2022. The application requires multiple doucments, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more on the CAF website.

MBCF Scholars Program

The Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation (MBCF) Scholars program has been established to provide student travel fellowships for up to 15 students (graduate and undergraduate) to attend the 16th Winter Conference on Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry.

The conference will be held in the Steamboat Grand Hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Sunday, January 29th to Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. The conference will bring together industrial and academic scientists from across the chemistry-medicine continuum and will be focused on drug discovery and development.

The Foundation will provide partial support (including $1,500 to support the student’s travel and lodging, and full coverage of registration fees) for research active undergraduate students and graduate students to attend the 2023 Conference. Students who are carrying out research on either medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical facing synthetic organic chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • GPA > 3.4
  • Experience working in a research laboratory
  • Enough individual intellectual contribution for a poster

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 14, 2022. Read the flyer for additional details and application instructions.

Student-Alumni Council Scholarships

The Student-Alumni Council (SAC) is a student organization that aims to advance The Ohio State University through programs that enhance the student experience, promote student-alumni interaction, establish a spirit of loyalty to the university, and cultivate relationships between students: past, present, and future.

Every year, SAC awards a total of $1000 in scholarships to Ohio State students of all backgrounds and experiences. The application for 2022-2023 SAC scholarships is open now. All students who will be attending any Ohio State campus for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters (excluding incoming freshmen) are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. While there is ample time before the deadline, students are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

Apply now!

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) awarded by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry provide funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States.

These competitive fellowships ($5,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year. In addition, the program will provide financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations would be presented.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
Apply here.

Cunningham Appalachian Student Scholarship

The Community of Appalachian Student Leaders (CASL) is a student organization that aims to connect and engage students from the Appalachian region with fellow Appalachian students at The Ohio State University, while working towards developing academic, professional, and leadership skills. Learn more about the group here.

CASL will once again be helping award the Patricia Cunningham Scholarship. This fund is designated to provide scholarship opportunities to undergraduate students from Appalachian counties in honor of Dr. Patricia Cunningham, WGSS alumna, to further her pledge of increasing access to higher education for underrepresented students. Dr. Cunningham was a three-time graduate of Ohio State University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies in 2002 going on to receive her doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership in 2011. She was the founder of the Appalachian Project Ohio which focused on pathways to education for Ohio State’s Appalachian students. Dr. Patty dedicated her time, resources, and soul to serving underrepresented students both on and off-campus. She tirelessly worked to break down barriers for students to obtain a college education and pursue their endeavors beyond.

A scholarship of up to $1,500 will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications will be reviewed based on academic merit and commitment to student leadership.

Undergraduate students from the Appalachian region in any Arts and Sciences major are encouraged to apply by March 31, 2021. Students must be enrolled full-time during the 2021-2022 academic year to be eligible. Apply here.

ASC Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Applications for the Spring 2021 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition are now open.

Awards generally range from $250 to $10,000 and are applied toward university tuition and fees (your statement of account) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants are not required to be members of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program; however, the committee generally gives preference to students who are candidates for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction, because they have demonstrated the sort of academic ability and commitment which indicates the likelihood of success in completing a major research project. Applicants must have received Junior standing by time of funding.

The deadline for applications and project advisor recommendations is Friday, March 5 and selections will be made by early May. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Arts and Sciences Honors Office at aschonors@osu.edu.

Learn more and apply here.

Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) – Deadline Extended

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Summer 2021 has been extended to February 12, 2021. That is a tight turn around to complete the application checklist, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more and find the application resources on the CAF website.

ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship: Mental Health Awareness Challenge

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a hands-on challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to research healthy habits for good mental health; commit to one healthy habit for 21 days; and develop either an infographic or podcast detailing the research and experience. The infographic or podcast should discuss your healthy habit and why other students should (or should not) use your method to better their own mental health. Your infographic or podcast could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

The deadline for submitting your entry to this competition is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in late April.

For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website or view the flyer.

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.

ACS Bridge Career/Professional Development Awards

Deadline Approaching: December 31, 2020

 

The ACS Bridge Project is pleased to announce an underrepresented minority (URM) student award to defray the registration costs to the any career and professional development event of your choice effective this year only.

The award is open to undergraduate students interested in the chemical sciences and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Namely, underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

The goal of this professional development award is to increase the number of URM students that gain access to doctoral programs in the chemical sciences. The professional development award will defray the cost of any online workshops, courses, virtual conferences, and/or events that will assist URM students gain access to doctoral programs in the chemical sciences. Each award will be for up to $1000 of eligible expenses based on the review of materials.

Learn more and apply.