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UM Chemistry/Undergraduate Scholarships

    Scholarships for entering freshmen are awarded based on information submitted on the University of Memphis admissions application. A separate application is not required for these scholarships unless noted on the Scholarship Office website.

    A small number of departmental scholarships are available to students already pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Memphis. Apply through the Tiger Scholarship Manager on the Account$ tab at my.memphis.edu.

    The J. C. Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of a distinguished analytical chemistry professor to foster interest in chemistry as an academic major and assist students in the completion of the Bachelor's degree in preparation for going on to graduate studies in chemistry.

    The William H. Zuber Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 to honor this former student and faculty member. It is intended to foster interest in chemistry as an academic major and assist students in the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry.

    Additional scholarships for which students majoring in chemistry may be eligible are listed below. Follow the links for more details; check the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship webpage for updates and additional opportunities.

    The NSF S-STEM Program [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] at the University of Memphis seeks to award scholarships to economically disadvantaged upper-division undergraduate students in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Math, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Physics.

    The Dr. Naseeb Shaheen Endowed Scholarship was established in 1991 to encourage majors in Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics to become high school teachers in one or more of these subjects.

    The Dr. Russell A. Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded to seniors majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or a related science discipline, and who are pursuing careers as physicians. Recipients must be full-time students, and have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in their major.

    Thomas N. Stern Pre-Med Scholarship endowed by the Stern Cardiovascular Center: This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing pre-med studies.  Preference is given to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.50, with demonstrated financial need, acceptance into medical school, and a permanent address that is within a 75-mile radius of the University of Memphis.

    The American Chemical Society Scholars Program, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, is a national scholarship program to encourage minority students to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology.

Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis | 213 Smith Chemistry Bldg, Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3550
phone 901.678.2621 | fax 901.678.3447