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 Maria.Davila@dot.ohio.gov. 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.

 

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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.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDY ABROAD FUNDING
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.

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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
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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.

Fellowship: ENABLE STEM

 Are you wondering what to do after college? Looking for a way to impact your community or teach high school students?

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ENABLE STEM is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. ENABLE STEM is a one-year Master of Education (MEd) degree program that seeks to support and prepare high quality STEM teacher leaders for high needs classrooms in grades 7-12. This is a great opportunity for senior chemistry students who aspire to be high school teachers.
The fellowship includes:
  • $10,000 stipend provided first year in the MEd program, Plus full-tuition support
  • Additional $10,000 salary supplement paid each year for 4 years teaching in high needs school
For more information, see OSU ENABLE Flyer
Deadline: Nov. 15 2016

Henry Tran named 2016 Churchill Scholar

 

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Henry Tran, a graduating senior in chemistry and mathematics, and Alexis Crockett, a graduating senior in neuroscience and psychology, are the Ohio State recipients of the prestigious Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships.

Henry Tran, a graduating senior and honors student in chemistry and mathematics, is one of two Ohio State students to be named a 2016 Churchill Scholar.

The Winston Churchill foundation gives out fifteen scholarships each year to graduating seniors/recent graduates who show outstanding academic talent, personal qualities, and the ability to contribute to the advancement of  science, engineering, or mathematics. The scholarship supports one year of graduate study in a relevant field at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Over sixty-one institutions were represented and ninety-one nominees were selected from. This is the first year two scholars have been named from Ohio State.

Henry is currently conducting research on Jahn-Teller distortions of the NO3 molecule in the theoretical chemistry lab of Ohio Eminent Scholar Dr. Terry Miller. Henry has won numerous awards for his academic and research accomplishments, as well as grants to fund his research.

Henry will pursue a MPhil in Scientific Computing at Cambridge. He hopes to go on to receive a PhD in theoretical chemistry, and after would like to teach and conduct research developing computational methods to understand the electronic structure of important molecules as a professor.