Scholarships

The Department of Chemistry offers several scholarships available to Chemistry Majors showing outstanding leadership or academic promise. 



The L.R. Towson Scholarship

There are two L.R. Towson Scholarships, the Junior award and the Senior award.      

APPLICATIONS FOR BOTH SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE BY THE LAST WEEK OF CLASSES OF THE SPRING SEMESTER.     

Junior Award   Application

The junior award is reserved for excellent Chemistry Majors who will be classified as JUNIORS by the 1st semester of the award.  To qualify for the award a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have completed 12 semester hours of chemistry above the 1000 level with a chemistry GPA of 2.5.  The student must fill out an application and arrange for 2 letters of recommendation be sent to the Department of Chemistry. 

Selection process: The granting of the awards will be determined by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry during the Summer Semester prior to the awards granted annually in the Fall Semester.  In the event of 2 or more candidates having equal qualifications, student need will determine the award

Monetary amount:  The award is for $125 per semester for each of the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Failure to maintain minimum criteria results in discontinuation of the award.

Senior Award    Application

The senior award is reserved for excellent Chemistry Majors who will be classified as SENIORS by the 1st semester of the award.  To qualify for the award a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have completed 18 semester hours of chemistry above the 1000 level with a chemistry GPA of 2.5.  The student must fill out an application and arrange for 2 letters of recommendation be sent to the Department of Chemistry.

Selection process: The granting of the awards will be determined by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry during the Summer Semester prior to the awards granted annually in the Fall Semester.  In the event of 2 or more candidates having equal qualifications, student need will determine the award

Monetary amount:  The award is for $400 per semester for each of the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Failure to maintain minimum criteria results in discontinuation of the award.

The Vivian Schild Scholarship

The Vivian Schild Scholarship is reserved for exceptional female Chemistry Majors.   Students are required to have completed 12 hours of chemistry that applies to the major and to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.  Eligible students are invited to apply. 

Application

The scholarship is awarded based on the highest GPA (overall, science and specifically chemistry).  It will be awarded once per year in the Fall in the amount of $1000. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY THE LAST WEEK OF CLASSES OF THE SPRING SEMESTER.   

The Chemistry Club Scholarship

Application

The Chemistry department offers a scholarship for chemistry majors that play an active role in the GSW Chemistry Club. This scholarship is to be awarded to an undergraduate student attending Georgia Southwestern State University for application toward payment of tuition at GSW.  Two scholarships may be awarded, each for $500 (pending availability) during the FALL semester and will be awarded only once per student.

This award is available to chemistry majors with a minimum of 48 semester hours and a minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry at or above the 2000 level.  The student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a chemistry GPA of 3.0.  In addition, the student must show active participation in the Chemistry Club by attendance at a majority of Chemistry Club meetings and/or events.

Candidates must apply and will be selected based on the criteria outlined above.  The highest GPA will be considered in the order of:  overall GPA, Science and Math GPA, and Chemistry GPA.  In the event of a tie, the cumulative GPA will be added to the chemistry GPA.  In the event there is still a tie, the award will be equally divided.     

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY THE LAST WEEK OF CLASSES OF THE SPRING SEMESTER.