Awards & Scholarships

Alpha Chi Sigma (ΑΧΣ) Outstanding First Year Student Award:
This award is designated by the Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry fraternity to a first year student in chemistry who has demonstrated an interest in chemistry, shown outstanding academic potential and has exhibited a productive interaction with fellow students.
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Alumni First Year Achievement Awards
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Alumni Outstanding Awards
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American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award:
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American Institute of Chemists Award
This award is given in recognition of potential advancement in the chemical profession on the basis of a student's demonstrated record of ability, character and scholastic achievement.
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Ash Stevens Undergraduate Research Award in Organic Chemistry:  
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CRC Outstanding Achievement Award:
Each year the Department of Chemistry recognizes first year chemistry students who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their laboratory and lecture work and show outstanding promise as young scientists.  Awards are based on the recommendations of their instructors, graduate student assistants and undergraduate advisors.
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Seyhan N. Ege WISE Award
Seyhan N. Ege was one of the founders of the University of Michigan's Women in Science and Engineering Program.  Each year, the Program recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate woman or student of color, signifying the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences.
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Honors College Vanko Award:
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Huron Valley Section Outstanding Student Leadership Award: 
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Merck Index Award to Outstanding Senior:
The Merck Pharmaceutical Company provides the University of Michigan Chemistry Department with awards each year to be given to outstanding graduating chemistry majors.
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Gomberg Chemistry Scholarship
Awarded to students based on financial need and/or academic achievement concentrating in Chemistry. This scholarship was established in 1936 by friends and old students of Professor M. Gomberg in honor of his seventieth birthday. Professor Gomberg was a Chemistry professor and researcher. In 1900, he discovered free radicals, which formed the basis for modern organic free radical chemistry.
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Carlene Friedley Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students based on financial need and/or academic achievement. This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Alyce Carlene Friedley by her husband, Wilbur C. Bigelow. She was a University of Michigan graduate with two Chemistry degrees: B.S. (1947) and M.S. degree (1948). She was also a Lecturer in Chemistry at Michigan in the early 1950s.
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Summer Research Awards

Each year, thanks both to endowment funds and the generous donations of private and industrial sponsors, we are able to support many students for summer research. Selections are based on recommendations by the faculty, as well as their academic records.

James E. Harris Scholarship Award Recipients
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Albert Euclid Hinsdale Memorial Endowment
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William Smeaton Memorial Award 
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Margaret and Herman Sokol Endowment Award
Scholarships are designated for incoming first-year students with an interest in chemistry.  Selection is based on the strength of academic records and an interest in pursuing a career in chemistry.  The award is intended to stimulate and encourage the interest of undergraduates in science, particularly chemistry.
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Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award  
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