ACS Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program is more than just a scholarship, it’s a network of passionate chemical professionals who want to help and support future chemists during a crucial time in their lives.

The program is a community that dedicates itself to representing minority students from high school seniors to undergraduate students who want to study chemical sciences. Scholars are chosen based on career objective, academic standing, leadership skills, financial need and involvement in school or community activities.

Of the previous scholars in the ACS Scholars Program:

  • Over 300 have completed a Ph.D. program
  • More than 50% of alumni chose to purse higher degrees
  • 90% earned baccalaureate degrees with 80% in the chemical sciences

Apply and learn more information here. Applications close March 1.

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

Civil Rights Transportation Scholarships Application Deadline Approaching!


In celebration of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium,  three (3) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to (3) individual students currently enrolled in a post high school education focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related fields. The Civil Rights Transportation Symposium Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of individuals in the management and operation ranks of the engineering and transportation industry. Students will be selected by submitting an essay describing how the Civil Rights Act has impacted the transportation industry and the role it will play in the future along with application and supplemental documentation.

Students must meet Scholarship eligibility requirements to be considered. Employees and their immediate family members of the Ohio Dept. of Transportation are not eligible for participation. Interested students can find more information in this document Civil Rights Scholarship Guidelines and apply with this  application Civil Rights Symposium Scholarship Application 2018. For any questions you may have, please contact Maria Davilla  at The Scholarship awards will be presented April 11th, 2018.

The Deadline for this scholarship is 11:59pm on February 16, 2018.


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.

OSU Summer Research Fellowship

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The OSU Summer Research Fellowship provides funding for students working full time on an honors thesis during the summer of 2017. The purpose of this award is to provide highly motivated students in any field of study with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project with a OSU faculty member. $3,000 will be disbursed at the start of the Summer Semester, and $500 will be awarded upon submission of a progress report at the end of the summer term. 13 URO Fellowships will be awarded plus additional awards earmarked for Psychology or Economics students working with a respective faculty member.

Applications require a completed application packet, personal statement, research proposal, and two recommendations,
including one from your project advisor. Fellowship recipients are required to present their findings (or progress so far) at the 2017 Fall Undergraduate Research Day and are encouraged to apply to present at the 2018 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

More details for due dates, award summaries, and specific fellowships can be found at their website.

Class Honoraries

Honor societies offer recognition of achievement, and in many cases, an opportunity for involvement at the university.



From the AOSCH:

The Association of Ohio State Class Honoraries is the self-governing body of the class honorary community at The Ohio State University.  Its purpose is to represent the mutual interests of Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma (ALD/PES), Mirrors, Romophos, Bucket & Dipper, Chimes, Mortar Board, and Sphinx; to actively pursue the betterment of the class honorary system at Ohio State; to act as an ambassador between class honoraries, the community, and the administration of The Ohio State University; and to ensure the perpetuity and character of the member-honoraries.

Class Honoraries: The Association of OSU Class Honoraries sponsors two honoraries in each grade. Honoraries are a great opportunity to meet new people and become involved in academics, leadership, and service on campus. A list of the honoraries and links to their websites are found below:

 Applications for the honoraries are due in the last week of January.

ASC Honors Program Offering Competitive Undergraduate Scholarships

The Ohio State ASC Honors Program would like to remind students of its undergraduate scholarship competitions.

Spring 2017 applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and the International Research Grant for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences are now open and due by Monday, February 6, 2017, before 5:00 PM. Selections will be made by mid-April and funds awarded will automatically go toward recipients’ tuition fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Awards range from $500 to $12,000 and any remaining amount available (anything not designated for tuition fees) will be given directly to recipients (provided they have not already exceeded the maximum allowable amount for financial aid).

The Honors Committee does not require that applicants 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.

For more information about these opportunities and to access the online applications, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program website here. If you have any other questions, please contact the Arts and Sciences Honors Office at 292-5104.

Study Abroad Funding

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Are you thinking about study abroad, but need help with financing? If you are looking for help getting there, check out what the College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Funding has to offer. The university has a variety of resources to support undergraduate students who are looking to take the plunge into the global scene. These resources can help you to take part in a life changing experience, become a global citizen, strengthen your academic program, and enhance your marketability.

Application Guidelines, Eligibility, and Deadlines

For additional resources:
College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Activity Grants
Office of International Affairs
Undergraduate Research Office

Some departments provide undergraduate funding. Contact your department for information!


Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Trefil Science Scholarship

$5,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of Polish descent.


Requirements of the “Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship” include:
  • Undergraduate student of Polish descent, US citizen or permanent resident
  • Outstanding promise in the natural sciences
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Deadline January 5, 2017
The scholarship is sponsored by James Trefil, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, and prolific writer of 50 books.  His wife, Wanda, is of Polish descent, and a life-long teacher.  The Drs. Trefil owe their educations to scholarships, and they delight in locating and helping outstanding students to achieve their goals.