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Scholarship Opportunities in the Chemistry Department

To apply for any UNF Scholarships, students must complete the data consent from and general application at https://www.unf.edu/foundation_scholarships/.

COAS Undergraduate Chemistry Research Scholar Award (up to $2,500 per semester)

This scholarship will be awarded to selected students who meet the following criteria:

  • Declare a major in Chemistry
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class standing during the upcoming academic year
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

Award Requirements: Conduct research project mentored by UNF Chemistry faculty member. Students are expected to perform at least 10 hours/week during the semester of the award.

  • Interested candidates should submit their application through Academic Works:
  • Research Proposal: A two-three page (double spaced, 1” margins, 11-12 pt font) proposal including:
    1. Research introduction including objective/hypothesis;
    2. Experimental approaches summary;
    3. Expected research outcomes;
    4. References.
    Students are expected to prepare this statement with feedback from their mentor.
  • Personal Statement: A one-page (double spaced, 1” margins, 11-12 pt font). Personal statement that includes anticipated UNF graduation date, as well as professional goals and how pursuit of this award will help accomplish these goals.

For more information, email Chemistry@unf.edu. Applications failing to follow all of above criteria will not be reviewed.

Charles Ged Scholarship (up to $5,000)

This scholarship will be awarded to selected students who meet the following criteria:

  • Declare a major in Chemistry
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Full-time enrollment at UNF (at least 12 hours/semester)
  • Resident of Florida (for tuition purposes)
  • Students who complete a Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate a financial need of $5000 for the upcoming academic year.

Interested candidates should submit their application through Academic Works:

  • A one page essay that details future career aspirations
  • Two letters of recommendation

Ashland Hercules Endowed Scholarship (up to $1,500)

The Department of Chemistry is offering tuition scholarships, endowed by the Hercules Foundation. Scholarships are available for declared chemistry majors who plan to pursue industrial, governmental, or academic employment or graduate school following graduation.

Interested candidates should submit their application through Academic Works:

  • A one page essay that details future career aspirations
  • Two letters of recommendation

Requirements:

  • Declared major in Chemistry
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class standing during the upcoming academic year
  • Full-time student status, taking a minimum of 12 hours at UNF, during the upcoming term
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and a minimum GPA of 3.00 in major (with at least one semester completed at UNF)
  • Resident of Florida (for tuition purposes)

ADPEN Laboratories Scholarship ($1,500)

The Department of Chemistry is offering tuition scholarships, provided by ADPEN Laboratories. A scholarship of $1,500 is available for a declared chemistry major who plans to pursue industrial employment following graduation.

Interested candidates should submit their application through Academic Works:

  • A one page essay that details future career aspirations
  • Two letters of recommendation

Requirements:

  • Meet admission requirements and be accepted by the University of North Florida
  • Resident of Florida (for tuition purposes)
  • Enroll full-time with at least 12 semester hours each semester
  • Declared major in Chemistry
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Complete Organic Chemistry II and Calculus II prior to the start of the scholarship
  • Be selected by a committee chosen by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarship may include a paid internship for five hours a week at ADPEN Laboratories, a contract research and development analytical laboratory in Jacksonville. Student will gain exposure to analytical chemistry services for the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Schedule of internship hours is flexible.

Nationally Awarded Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

For additional information, email Chemistry@unf.edu.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program ($1000 – $5000)

The ACS Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American undergraduate students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers (visit the How to Apply page for a full list of eligible majors). In addition to scholarship support, ACS Scholars also helps students identify academic and/or professional mentors, offers internship opportunities, and conference travel awards. Note that there is no limit on the number of awarded students from a single institution. Scholarship applications must be submitted online via the ACS Scholars Program website through March 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additional information is available by emailing scholars@acs.org.

Pathways to Science

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities, and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality and solve global challenges.

Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates (up to $2000)

The Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates offers financial support to students who demonstrate an interest in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology and enhance the diversity of science. Students whose social, educational or economic background adds to the diversity of the biomedical workforce or who show commitment to enhancing academic success of underrepresented students are eligible.

The scholarship provides up to $2,000 toward undergraduate tuition costs for one academic year and can be applied to fall or spring tuition of the year following scholarship award notification. Up to five scholarships will be awarded each academic year. Applications by individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged, although all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin.

Requirements:

Applicants for the Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident at the time of application. Students with DACA status also are eligible. Foreign nationals in the U.S. on a visa are not eligible.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year institution located in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours (or equivalent).
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be an ASBMB member at the time of application. Undergraduates can join the ASBMB either directly or by joining an ASBMB Student Chapter at a participating institution.
  • Recipients are eligible to apply for a further scholarship in subsequent academic years.