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Many scholarships and awards are presented through the Department of Chemistry each year.  Award recipients are selected by the Undergraduate Program Committee during the spring semester and the awards are presented and the recipients recognized at the Department of Chemistry's Awards and Recognition Ceremony.  All interested Chemistry majors and intended majors are encouraged to apply.  A call for applications for Undergraduate Awards and for Outstanding Senior Awards in Chemistry is sent out each year.  Click on the links highlighted above for current application information.

Scholarships

  • The Gabriel R. Cipau Scholarship is funded through the Dr. Gabriel R. Cipau Chemistry Scholarship Fund established by the friends and family of Dr. Cipau, a 1974 Masters graduate of the Department of Chemistry and former president of Catalytica Pharmaceuticals.  The scholarship recognizes outstanding chemistry majors and/or sophomore intended majors.  Criteria include academic merit (GPA of at least 3.00) and future potential as a student of chemistry.  The 2014 recipient is Ryan Baucom. Congratulations!

  • The Dr. Donald F. Clemens Scholarship is funded through the Donald F. Clemens Chemistry Enrichment Fund honoring Dr. Clemens, a long-time faculty member of the Department of Chemistry in the area of inorganic chemistry.  This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by a chemistry major.  Congratulations to the 2014 recipient, Daniel Abedi!

  • The Grover W. and Nell C. Everett Chemistry Scholarship was established by the family of the late Dr. and Ms. Everett. Dr. Everett was a former chemistry faculty member and chairman of the department. The scholarship is awarded to a chemistry major named by the department as the most promising junior. Criteria include scholarship and future potential as a student of chemistry.  Congratulations to our 2014 recipient, Elizabeth Warden!

  • The Dr. Keith and Susan Holmes Scholarship is awarded from an endowment established by Dr. Holmes and his wife, Susan.  Dr. Holmes received his BS degree from East Carolina University and is a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, following a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Criteria include academic merit (GPA of at least 3.00), extracurricular activities, and leadership potential.  Our very deserving 2014 recipient is Brenna Owens.

  • The Dr. Robert C. Lamb Scholarship was established by Dr. Lamb, the former chair of the ECU Department of Chemistry.  It is awarded to students who have a focus on chemistry and a record of high achievement in their classes.  Congratulations to our 2014 recipients, Ariel Pinkham and Jordan Stanley!

  • The Joseph N. LeConte Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of the late Joseph LeConte, professor Chemistry at East Carolina University.  Awards go to full-time junior or senior students based on academic ability (at least 3.0 GPA), academic major (chemistry, premedical or predental).

  • The Dr. Chia-yu Li Undergraduate Scholarship was established by friends, students, and colleagues of Dr. Li in recognition of his dedication, devotion, and service to the Department of Chemistry and the University as a faculty member since 1973 and in his role as department chair for 17 years. The award recognizes a rising junior or senior chemistry major having a GPA of at least 3.5 and intending to pursue an advanced degree in a chemistry-related field or to pursue a chemistry-related career. Congratulations to Emily Nemitz for receiving this award in 2014!

  • The David C. Lunney Scholarship was established by the friends and family of Dr. Lunney, a long-time faculty member of the Department of Chemistry in the area of physical chemistry.  The scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a chemistry major.  The 2014 recipients are Abigail Maiorana-Boutilier and Kishen Patel. Great job!

Senior Awards

  • The Merck Index Outstanding Senior Award recognizes graduating seniors in chemistry.  Criteria include demonstrated scholastic excellence and potential for a productive career in chemistry.  The award consists of The Merck Index, an encyclopedia of chemicals and drugs.  The 2014 recipients are Rachel Johnson and Amanda Morgan. Congratulations! 

  • The Department of Chemistry recognizes senior chemistry majors nominated for the The Robert H. Wright Alumni Leadership Award, sponsored by the ECU Alumni Association.  The award is designed to be the most prestigious award presented to seniors during annual commencement exercises and recognizes academic achievement, service to the university and community, and leadership qualities.  The Department of Chemistry is extremely pleased to announce our nomination of Alex Simmons for 2014. 

Academic Divisional Awards

  • The Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry is given by the Division of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry to the outstanding student, or students, in the two semester Physical Chemistry course and laboratory sequence. The award is presented to the student, or students, who were the top academic performers in both lecture and laboratory. The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a monetary gift. Ryan Baucom and Rachel Mehaffey are the 2014 recipients.

  • The Department of Chemistry honors the outstanding student or students in Analytical Chemistry with the ACS Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Award. The selection is made by faculty members teaching the analytical course each year. The award is sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the ACS and consists of an honorary membership in the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the ACS and an eight-month subscription to the journal, Analytical Chemistry.  Ryan Baucom received this award in 2014. Congratulations!

  • The Department of Chemistry recognizes the outstanding student or students in Organic Chemistry with the ACS Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award. The selection is made by those faculty involved in organic chemistry instruction and research, and recognizes senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and encourages further interest in the field. The award is jointly sponsored by the ACS and the Joint Polymer Education Committee and consists of a certificate of recognition.  Congratulations to Alex Simmons, our 2014 recipient!

  • The Department of Chemistry recognizes the outstanding student or students in Inorganic Chemistry with the ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry.  The ACS requires that the student awardee will have demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level based on any combination of research, coursework, and /or motivation / interest / dedication and should have future plans that include a career in chemistry.The selection is made by those faculty teaching the advanced inorganic chemistry course. The award is sponsored by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and consists of a certificate of recognition.  Congratulations to Rachel Johnson for this recognition in 2014. 

Instructional Awards

  • The Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction Award is presented to student(s) to recognize and thank those who have excelled in their dedication and performance as an Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant in the General Chemistry Laboratory.  The Selection of recipients is made by the faculty upon advisement from the Director of General Chemistry Laboratories.  The honoree(s) are chosen from among the talented pool of Laboratory Assistants that serve the Department of Chemistry by devoting a portion of their talent and time to the instruction of peers.  The 2014 recipients are Ryan Baucom, Rachel Johnson, and Alex Simmons.  All excellent teachers!