Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Scholarships

Described below are the scholarships offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for the 2015-2016 academic year.  To apply, fill out the application form and return the signed application, along with any required additional materials, to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Office (BO2022) no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2015. All documents can be scanned and sent as a PDF file.

The application form for all of the scholarships listed below can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Pamela Samples in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Office or Dr. Andy Jorgensen (andy.jorgensen@utoledo.edu). A printable version of the scholarship descriptions can be found here.

Scholarship

Eligibility

Application Requirements

Arthur H. and Virginia R. Black Merit Scholarship

Current sophomore or junior
Chemistry or Biochemistry (B.S.) major
Based on academic merit
Minimum overall GPA 3.0
Minimum Chemistry GPA 3.5
Sophomore recipient may apply for renewal as a junior

Application Form
Transcript
Written Statement

Henry R. Kreider Scholarship

 

Current sophomore Chemistry or Biochemistry major
Based on academic merit
Sophomore recipient may apply for renewal as a junior

Application Form
Transcript
Written Statement

CAI-NWO Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student
U.S. Citizen
Majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology
Based on academic merit
Must maintain minimum GPA of 3.0

Application Form
Transcript

Faculty Scholarship

Chemistry or Biochemistry major
Based on academic merit

Application Form
Transcript 

David R. Hostetler Scholarship

Sophomore Chemistry or Biochemistry major
Based on academic merit
Minimum overall GPA 2.5
Minimum chemistry GPA 3.0

Application Form
Transcript

 

William B. Silverman Chemistry Scholarship

Undergraduate Chemistry or Biochemistry major
Based on financial need
Recipients may apply for renewal

Application Form
Transcript
Statement of Financial Need

C.V. Wolfe Scholarship in Natural Sciences

Entering freshman in Chemistry
Ohio high school graduate in the top 15% of graduating class
Based on financial need and academic promise
Renewable if student maintains GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Form
Transcript
Statement of Financial Need

 

David Dollimore Award in Chemistry

Undergraduate Chemistry or Biochemistry major
Based on financial need
Recipients may apply for renewal

Application Form
Transcript
Statement of Financial Need

Scholarship Descriptions

The Arthur H. and Virginia R. Black Chemistry Merit Scholarship
This prestigious merit-based scholarship was established by Professor Arthur Black and his wife Virginia to recognize exceptional academic achievement by a Chemistry major.  Professor Black, an Analytical Chemistry, was a native of Toledo and receives his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1941 at UT.  He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, and then returned to UT as a faculty member in the chemistry department.  He made many contributions as a professor of chemistry and an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences to benefit the student of UT.

Applicants must be Chemistry or Biochemistry Majors pursuing the B.S. degree in preparation for a career as a professional chemist and must currently be a Sophomore or Junior with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 overall and 3.50 in Chemistry.  The amount of the award is limited to the annual income of the fund.  A junior recipient may reapply for the senior year.  In addition to the application form, applicants must submit a brief written personal statement stating why they feel they should receive an Arthur H. and Virginia R. Black Chemistry Merit Scholarship.

Henry R. Kreider Scholarships
The Kreider Scholarships are merit based scholarships for Chemistry majors honoring Dr. Henry R. Kreider.  As Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toledo and Chairman of the department from 1915 until his retirement in 1944, Dr. Kreider was a strong and stable influence in the growth and development of the department.  His stature as a scientist and teacher was enhanced by his kindly understanding of his students.  They looked upon him as counselor and guide, as well as teacher.  At his urging, many of his students went on to graduate school in chemistry or to medical school and have held influential positions throughout the country.

In order to continue his influence in the encouragement of quality scholars in the field of chemistry, his three children established the Henry R. Kreider Scholarship Fund in 1955 for undergraduate majors in chemistry.  A committee was formed in the Department of Chemistry to administer the Fund and to seek additional contributions from alumni, friends, professional organizations and chemical industries in the area.  Over the years these contributions have made it possible to support multiple scholarships each year from the income of the endowment.  Since 1965 the Fund has been administered by the Alumni Foundation.

The award selection is based on academic scholarship.  Normally, the scholarships are awarded in the Sophomore year to take effect for the Junior year.  Applications from current Junior-year Kreider scholars for Senior year scholarship renewals will also be considered as received.  In addition to the application form, applicants must submit a brief written personal statement stating why they feel they should receive an Henry R. Kreider Scholarship.

Chemical and Allied Industries of Northwest Ohio (CAI-NWO) Scholarship
The CAI-NWO supports, fosters, and furthers the development of the chemical and packaging industries around the Northwest Ohio Region , and has endowed this $1700 merit-based scholarship to encourage and further the development of future chemists.  Recipients must be full-time, undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology.  Recipients must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.  First preference will be given to CAI-NWO member dependents.

Chemistry Faculty Scholarship
A $1800 scholarship established by the faculty of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department to be awarded to chemistry or biochemistry majors.

David R. Hostetler Memorial Scholarship
A $2300 scholarship for a sophomore student in the Chemistry or Biochemistry program in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  This scholarship is based on academic achievement and the student is expected to maintain minimum 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in chemistry courses.

William B. Silverman Chemistry Scholarship
A $1500 scholarship for undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry majors at the University of Toledo.  Scholarships are based on financial need and are renewable if the recipient reapplies.

Andrew Dollimore Award in Chemistry
A $1400 scholarship for undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry majors at the University of Toledo.  Scholarships are based on financial need and are renewable if the recipient reapplies.

C.V. Wolfe Scholarship in Natural Sciences
A $1680 scholarship for an entering freshman student in chemistry.  Student must be an Ohio high school graduate and rank in the top 15% of her/his high school graduating class.  Scholarship is based on financial need and academic promise and is renewable if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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