School of Green Chemistry and Engineering

Student Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

There are several green chemistry scholarships and awards available to students and postdoctoral associates, including the Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry, the Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry,  The Joseph Breen Memorial Scholarship, NSF Student Travel Scholarships, and the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy. Details on eligibility and application deadlines are provided below. 

The following University of Toledo students have been recipients of these awards.  The student's research advisor is listed in the last column.

Badri Bhattarai          2016      Ciba Travel Award           Dr. Terry Bigioni
Brooke Mason           2015      Ciba Travel Award           Dr. Defne Apul
Tony Bova                 2012      NSF Travel Scholarship    Dr. Mark Mason
Danielle Samblanett  2012      NSF Travel Scholarship    Dr. Joe Schmidt
Adam Keith               2011      Ciba Travel Award           Dr. Mark Mason
Adam Keith               2010      ACS Summer School        Dr. Mark Mason

The SGCE encourages all eligible students and postdocs to apply for these awards.

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry
The Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry sponsor the participation of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in an American Chemical Society technical meeting, conference, or training program, having a significant green chemistry or sustainability component. The award amount is based on estimated travel expenses, up to $2,000.   This is a great opportunity for students to receive travel funds to participate in the 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in 2017.  The  application deadline is 5:00 pm on October 14, 2016.

Further information, a list of past award winners (including Adam Keith (2011), Brooke Mason (2015), and Badri Bhattarai (2016), University of Toledo), and the application procedure are available at Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry.


ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy
The Summer School is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars studying in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Most applicants are studying for or have earned advanced degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering, but applicants from other fields will also be considered. The program is sponsored by the ACS, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, and ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Coach-class airfare, ground transportation, shared on-campus housing, meals, and all program costs are provided to students. International attendees will be reimbursed for the costs of their visas, if needed. The application deadline is January 17 2017.

Further information and the application procedure are available at ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy.

Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry
The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies. The award provides national recognition for outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry.  The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of citizenship or country of study. Students who completed their degree prior to May 1 of the year before the application year are not eligible for the award.  This is a $1,000 award.  The application deadline is February 17, 2017

Further information, a list of past award winners, and the application procedure are available at Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award.

Joseph Breen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship sponsors a young undergraduate student, graduate student, or post doctoral fellow to participate in an international green chemistry technical meeting, conference or training program. Applicants residing within the U.S. or abroad are eligible for this award. The applicant must demonstrate research or educational interest in green chemistry.  The amount of the award is based on the estimated cost of travel, accommodation, and fees associated with the event, up to $2000.  The application deadline is February 17, 2017

Further information, a list of past award winners, and the application procedure are available at Joseph Breen Memorial Scholarship.

NSF Student Travel Scholarship Program
This program provides up to $1,000 for travel, accommodations, and conference registration fee.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. university at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral level.  The application deadline has been extended to April 20, 2015.

Further information is available at NSF Student Travel Scholarship Program.

Last Updated: 12/27/16